A couple of weeks ago, we covered the South American media reporting that Watford placed a €12m bid to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.
It was said the clubs were still negotiating the figures, while the Brazilian side tried to make €15m from the sale, and the talks could take a lot longer.
Now it turns out that despite having won the Brazilian Cup and the Copa Libertadores back in January, Palmeiras are having a tough time since then. They lost the South American and the Brazilian Super Cup, were eliminated sooner than expected in the Club World Cup and Brazilian Cup, and were also defeated in the State Championship final.
That’s why, according to UOL today, the club will need to sell some of the young talents they have in the squad. And Danilo’s name is mentioned among them.
This time it’s pointed out that Watford made an ‘approach’ trying to know if they could sign the player in a €12m deal. It’s claimed this amount is considered to be below the €15m which Palmeiras still think they can get for the midfielder.
UOL doesn’t seem to know if the Hornets will return with more money, even though with their move being made quite early in the transfer window, and with the numbers not far from what Palmeiras demand, we see no reason why not.