Danilo Silva could be the latest player on the verge of a reunion with Bob Bradley with the veteran Brazilian defender held out of his club team’s latest game because of ongoing negotiations with LAFC, according to a report out of Brazil.
Quoting Internacional vice-president Roberto Melo, who spoke in a press conference, Globo reports Silva was set to start against America-MG in the 15th round of the Brasileirao (the country's top league), but was held out of the squad because of the talks with LAFC, with a transfer expected to be completed in the coming days.
“Danilo Silva came. He would play, but it came with a situation going, a negotiation,” Melo said. “An official proposal arrived, and the player introduced us, expressed the interest to leave, the player was unsure, we thought it was good to get [him] out of the game. This negotiation should probably take place.”
The 31-year-old, who can play both right back and center back, briefly featured for the Bradley-coached MetroStars in 2005, making just five league appearances and played in one U.S. Open Cup match. Silva left to play for Guarani and spent one year on loan with Sao Paulo. Silva also spent seven years with Dynamo Kyiv before his second stint with Internacional, where he’s made 24 appearances despite a five-month absence, reportedly due to medical problems.