Manchester City are reportedly closing in on the capture of Fluminense youngster Kayky, who was also courted by Liverpool.
According to Goal, Manchester City have taken the lead over Liverpool in the pursuit of Kayky. The Fluminense youngster has raised a lot of eyebrows with his performances in the Brazilian youth competitions and is being regarded as the next big thing in his native country. And now it appears he could be on the verge of a switch to Etihad Stadium during the remaining days of the ongoing transfer window.
Manchester City have been quite passive in regards to their market activity in January. But, the swoop for Fluminense duo Kayky and Metinho signals Pep Guardiola’s intent to add more attacking options to his armoury as the club prepares for life without Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine’s current contract at Etihad expires at the end of the campaign. He has even been linked with a free transfer to FC Barcelona, so the arrival of someone like Kayky could be useful, with the Brazilian youngster hoping to replicate the success of his fellow countryman Gabriel Jesus, who is currently Man City’s first-choice striker.
As for Liverpool, they are looking for a back-up for their own Brazilian forward in Roberto Firmino. Questions have been raised regarding the productivity of the former Hoffenheim forward, and with Divock Origi also being linked with a move away from Anfield, Kayky could have been an interesting option.
Although the 17-year-old doesn’t haven any experience in professional football, he certainly has the talent to become an asset for any club in the top-flight. Fluminense themselves have high hopes for the young Brazilian, who is still a part of the club’s U17 unit and has featured for his country’s U16 side.
It appears Manchester City will look to loan him back to Fluminense in a bid to help him integrate into the first-team of the Brazilian outfit. It won’t be surprising to see him emerge as a key player for the senior side in the near future, although the Sky Blues will have to remain patient in regards to the development of the youngster.