The Lowdown: Danilo profiled
The 21-year-old plies his trade for Palmeiras and has made 141 appearances for the club, mainly as a defensive midfielder.
He is sponsored by Nike and is valued at a career-high €25m (£22m) by Transfermarkt. He is under contract with his current employers until 2026, but it appears as if he could be on the move this month, potentially to England.
The Latest: Villa interested in Danilo
Calciomercato shared what they know regarding Danilo on Tuesday, with Villa receiving a mention. The report states that the player – previously valued by his club at €30m (£26.5m) – could leave at a discounted price of around €20m (£17.6m), with Villa among several Premier League outfits to have recently ‘come forward’ for the 21-year-old.
Nottingham Forest could prove to be Villa’s biggest rivals in the race for the midfielder, as the Reds have reportedly tabled an offer already.
How many signings do Villa need this month?
The Verdict: Look elsewhere?
Villa currently have four holding midfielders on the books under Unai Emery in Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara, Marvelous Nakamba and Leander Dendoncker. Therefore, you could make an argument that a swoop for Danilo shouldn’t be a priority for NSWE at this moment in time.
Villa are still on the hunt for a new A-list forward to rival the likes of Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins, so perhaps targeting a proven striker could be more beneficial over the coming weeks instead of looking to bring Danilo to the Midlands.