LOS ANGELES -- Manchester City's new signing Danilo says it was an easy decision to turn down a move to Chelsea after speaking to Pep Guardiola.
The Brazilian defender completed a £26.5 million move from Real Madrid on Sunday and could make his debut in the International Champions Cup against his old club on Wednesday.
Chelsea also wanted the 26-year-old while Real boss Zinedine Zidane tried to convince him to stay, but Danilo believes that City is the right club for him to rebuild his career.
"It was very fast, I was training with Real Madrid, Pep called me and I was very motivated to make this change and start to work with him," Danilo told reporters.
"[Zidane] did [try to convince me to stay] but I was sure I needed to change. I needed to think a bit more about myself and find a place where I had more options.
"It wasn't a difficult decision to choose City over Chelsea. The moment City called me and Pep called me, I knew what I had to do."
Danilo will still face competition for his starting place, with City also spending close to £100m on fellow full-backs Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker.
Guardiola believes he can play on either side of defence and the Brazilian says City will need a big squad if they are to compete for the Premier League and Champions League.
"I have no doubt we can win the Champions League, that's why I chose this team. In all the teams I played for in my life, the objectives have always been the same," he added.
"I'm going to try my best to adapt as soon as possible. I see the potential in this side and I am going to do my best.
"The season is very long, there are a lot of games, and it's good to have good players with the same potential."