Manchester City ‘complete signing of Brazilian next Neymar from Fluminense
Manchester City ‘have completed the signing of Brazilian starlet Kayky’ from Fluminense in a deal worth an initial £8.5million.
The 17-year-old forward has drawn comparisons with Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and was also being courted by Liverpool, Shakhtar Donetsk and leading Spanish clubs.
But City have won the race to sign the wonderkid, who has scored twice in six first-team appearances for Fluminense in their state championship this year.
The Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Kayky will arrive in Manchester next year and personal terms have been agreed for a five year deal.
City will pay Fluminense an initial £8.5m with add-ons to follow which could take the eventual transfer fee to around £15m. The Brazilian club will also receive a percentage of any future sale.
Kayky will join up with City’s youth set-up when he arrived in England.
City have also been linked with another Fluminense prospect, the 17-year-old defensive midfielder Metinho.
In 2020, the four-time Premier League champions made two eye-catching purchases from South America.
They signed Yan Couto in March, with the 18-year-old Brazilian right back moving from Coritiba on July 1.
He was then loaned out for this season to City Football Group (CFG) side Girona, who ply their trade in the Spanish Segunda Division.
City also captured Peruvian defender Kluiverth Aguilar from Alianza Lima for a fee of £1.5million last April. He will join later this year when he turns 18 in May.