Udinese strengthen defence with Danilo

UEFA Champions League hopefuls Udinese Calcio have made their first summer signing after acquiring centre-back Danilo Larangeira from SE Palmeiras on a five-year contract.

Danilo has joined Udinese from Palmeiras
Danilo has joined Udinese from Palmeiras ©Getty Images

UEFA Champions League contenders Udinese Calcio have recruited Brazilian centre-back Danilo Larangeira on a five-year-deal from SE Palmeiras for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old Danilo, who made 67 league appearances for Palmeiras after arriving from Clube Atlético Paranaense in 2009, is the first summer signing for Francesco Guidolin's side. The Friulani qualified for the UEFA Champions League play-offs after finishing fourth in Serie A last season.