The portuguese clube took advantage of Vasco’s needs and won the “auction” for the 17 years old midfielder Danilo, one of the most promising Brazilian u17 players.
Vasco lost another one of its promising players from what is considered to be the most talented generation to play in São Januário’s team younger levels. This time the one leaving the Carioca Club is the midfielder Danilo. After many rumours that he had a deal with Liverpool, he now setted his transfer to Braga-POR.
Liverpool offered 3,5 million euros for Danilo, a little lower than the 4,5 million euros the Portuguese side will pay to have the youngster.
Considered to be one of the bests Brazilian players at his age level, Danilo is part of Brazil’s National Team since 2010. Alongside with other four players from Vasco da Gama, he was part of the group who easily won the South American U15 in 2011.
Despite this great generation, the situation wasn’t any good at Vasco and they could not manage a way to organize their financials. The result is that now, Vasco has only one player left from the five that standed out with the National Squad.
After the South American the midfielder Baiano revealed that he had lied in his documents and was 20 already. The center forward Thiago Mosquito, the top scorer of the tournament, didn’t even get back to Vasco after playing with Brazil. He waited at Macaé until find another club for his first professional contract and now is at Atlético-PR who payed Vasco only 750 thousand reais for him (not even half a million dollars).
Then the right back Foguete resigned his contract with Vasco because the club wasn’t paying his salary and moved to São Paulo. Now, with Danilo leaving Vasco for Braga the only youngster left from this golden generation is the midfielder Matheus Índio.
Only 17 years old, Danilo is strong and has a pretty good mid-range shot. He can play as offensive or defensive midfielder. This year he got promoted to Vasco’s professional team and chosen the second best player of Toulon Tournament, that he played with the National Team.