Brazilian starlet Danilo Barbosa excited by Valencia move

The 19-year-old has joined Valencia on loan from Portuguese side Braga, with an option for the deal to be made permanent.

Valencia officially announced the capture of talented young midfielder, Danilo Barbosa da Silva on Wednesday, who joins for the 2015-16 season from Braga, where he enjoyed an impressive 2014-15 campaign with the Portuguese outfit.

During his presentation to the media, via the official club website, Danilo enthused that he chose Valencia "because of what a big club this is, because this is a club with history. As soon as I arrived I could see there is a good atmosphere in the squad."

Clearly keen to add further strength and depth amongst their midfield options, when asked to describe what he brings to Valencia, Danilo explained: "I am a daring midfielder. I try to use my technical ability to defend, but my aim is also to score goals. I define myself as a brave player who never gives up, who is always ready for everything."

Words that will certainly be music to the ears of Valencia manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, as the club have scoured the transfer market for defensive midfielders. Although young, Danilo has already proven with Braga that he's a force to be reckoned with, following 23 appearances and 2 league goals last season.

Danilo is also regarded as a bright prospect for his country, having already represented Brazil at all junior levels internationally, including six impressive appearances at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Valencia are investing a lot of hope in the 19-year-old starlet, but confident he'll continue his excellent progress at the Mestalla, the club have retained an option to make his move permanent from Braga, for an estimated fee of around €7 million.

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