Danilo, the middle ground

The new Parisian recruit will beef up the middle of the park for the French champions.

Danilo Pereira has great memories of Paris. In 2016, the Portuguese midfielder won the EURO in the French capital, beating hosts France at the Stade de France. Four years later, he's back in the City of Light to wear the colours of Paris Saint-Germain.

Bissau-born, Danilo came through at Estoril and Benfica in Portugal before going to Parma. Three years later and followed by loans from Aris (Greece) and Roda JC (Netherlands), he headed to Maritimo to establish himself at the highest level. Following 54 games (4 goals), he caught the eye of Porto in July 2015.

He quickly became a key element for the Dragoes, making 28 starts in 33 league appearances, scoring six times and registering an assist in his first season. He maintained that form over the next four seasons, totalling 135 top-flight matches in Portugal - the eighth-most of any player over that period. He tallied 221 interceptions in the league, the third-best total for a midfielder in that time.

"I'm someone who never gives up, on and off the pitch," he said."During a game, I stay focussed right to the last second, I battle for every ball, and I want to play good football."

His efforts brought him trophies too: two league titles in Portugal, a national cup and Supercup, as well as the last Nations League with his country.