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South American pundit hails Liverpool target Kayky as the 'left-footed Neymar'

For Liverpool, there could be another exciting Brazilian set to join the academy ranks in the form of 17-year-old wonderkid Kayky.

Three years since Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for the Camp Nou, another Brazilian hot-shot could be set to burst onto the scene at Anfield (UOL).

Liverpool have already contacted Fluminense about the prospect of bringing the left-footed teenager to Merseyside.

Kayky is currently part of the Brazil under-16 set up, having already clocked up two caps for his country at that level.

The report claims that Liverpool, alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, are weighing up the prospect of making a summer bid.

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Subsequent reports from Journalist Paulo Brito claim that Liverpool have drawn up career plans for Kayky, similarly to goalkeeper Marcelo Pitauga, who also joined the Reds from Fluminense last summer.

And according to South American pundit, Tim Vickery, Liverpool could be set to secure the talents of a player who has been dubbed as the ‘left-footed Neymar’.

“Kayki is billed as a left-footed Neymar but he’s actually a central midfielder,” Vickery said, per talkSPORT, of a player who could soon spark a tug-of-war with some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

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If Liverpool are prepared to sign Kayky then they are expected to face serious competition from north-west rivals Manchester City.

According to UOL, Pep Guardiola is also intent on bringing the Brazilian starlet to the Etihad Stadium.

The fact Kayky has been billed as having similar qualities to Neymar suggests he could indeed become a world-beater in the future, although this is a heavy label to carry at such a young age.

While we hope Liverpool get ahead of the curb and sign Kayky, the reality is that there isn’t enough information or evidence to gauge whether the youngster is worth the hype at this early stage of his career.

Still, the fact that Kayky’s former teammate and international compatriot Pitaluga is currently thriving on Merseyside could convince the Brazil-based starlet that Anfield is the perfect environment for his future career prospects.

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