Danilo is latest Porto signing

Versatile Brazil Under-20 right-back and midfielder Danilo Luiz da Silva has become FC Porto's sixth summer signing, arriving from Copa Libertadores winners Santos FC for €13m.

Danilo (left) celebrates scoring in Santos's winning Copa Libertadores run
Danilo (left) celebrates scoring in Santos's winning Copa Libertadores run ©Getty Images

FC Porto have continued to strengthen for the new season with the €13m acquisition of versatile Brazilian Under-20 international Danilo Luiz da Silva.

The 20-year-old, who can play at right-back or in midfield, arrives from Santos FC on an undisclosed contract fresh from helping his side lift the Copa Libertadores. Danilo will join the UEFA Europa League winners after the forthcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, where the América FC youth product will represent Brazil having been part of the team that retained the South American title in January

Danilo is Porto's sixth summer signing, with wingers Juan Iturbe, Kelvin de Oliveira and Djalma Campos, goalkeeper Rafael Bracalli and striker Kléber Pinheiro also recruited by the club now coached by Vítor Pereira. Portuguese titleholders Porto take on FC Barcelona for the UEFA Super Cup on 26 August in Monaco and will begin their UEFA Champions League campaign in the group stage.