5 players in Europe who need a fresh start at a new club

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Modified 23 Jul 2017
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With the transfer window now in full swing, there remain several players at clubs in desperate need of a fresh start next season.

Deemed surplus to requirements at their respective clubs, it could be a case of grabbing a bargain before deadline day. Here are five players requiring pastures new.

#5 Danilo - Real Madrid

After just two seasons at Real Madrid, it appears the time is up for Danilo. After a battle with Dani Carvajal for supremacy as the first choice right-back at the club, it's the Brazilian who has ultimately fallen short of the standards required.

Carvajal's consistency has been a key factor, with Danilo often appearing nervy and unsure of his ability when featuring for Real Madrid. While he did improve in the second half of the season, there was no real genuine sense he would kick on and displace his Spanish full-back rival.

Danilo, still only 26, wants to be a regular starter at club level and eventually replace Dani Alves as the number one right-back for Brazil. Doing that while at Real Madrid and in Carvajal's shadow would be difficult, so a move away suits the player very much at this point. Technically able, quick, and highly useful in attack, Danilo can still be extremely useful for a major European club.

Manchester City and Chelsea, craving full-back support, seem like ideal destinations.

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Published 20 Jul 2017
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