LISBON – Real Madrid reached an agreement with FC Porto over the transfer of Brazilian right back Danilo Luiz da Silva for 31.5 million euros ($33.82 million), a deal that is one of the most expensive of its kind in the history of Portugal.
Other transactions with record-high price tags include those for the Brazilian Hulk at 60 million euros ($64.5 million), Colombian James Rodriguez for 45 million euros ($48 million), Falcao for 40 million euros ($43 million), and the Belgian Witsel at 40 million euros ($43 million).
The 23-year-old Brazilian player started his career with the America Mineiro club, moving to Santos in 2010, and joined Porto in 2012 for about 12 million euros ($13 million).
Danilo is a regular member of the Brazilian squad in light of his excellent performance with Porto.
The international defender played 134 matches with the FC Porto Dragons, and is credited with scoring 10 goals during that time.