Manchester City look intent on getting the better of Liverpool for the second time this week as Pep Guardiola closes in on the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Kayky.
This comes from Fabrizio Romano. He says the Citizens are favourites to land the Fluminense teenager, amid reported interest, too, from Liverpool.
Kayky, 17, has been touted with an Anfield switch for some time now, but it appears that City have emerged as the front-runners, and a deal at the Etihad Stadium seems close.
He is considered one of the top talents in Brazilian football, and has been capped at youth national team level.
Primarily a winger, Kayky enjoys being utilised on the right flank of a forward three where he is able to cut in onto his stronger left foot and wreak havoc.
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The Daily Star previously noted in January that Kayky looked ‘destined’ for a move to Liverpool.
It was reported that Kayky had been on the Reds’ radar for the best part of 12 months, but it appears City could be about the lay another knockout punch at the way of Jurgen Klopp.
Guardiola has been dubbed as the favourite to sign Kayky, and Romano has backed up such notions.
Romano claims that City are on the verge of finalising a €17million (£15million) deal for the versatile forward, half of which will be paid in add-ons.
The reputable journalist and transfer guru adds that Kayky will finalise a move and link-up with the club’s youth team in 2022, once a work permit is obtained.
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So, it seems that Liverpool won’t be turning to Fluminense yet again for one of their up-and-coming prized youngsters.
Marcelo Pitaluga, 17, joined the Reds from the Brazilian outfit last summer and it appeared as if Klopp were set to benefit again.
Still, this isn’t exactly a transfer saga that will have too much of a damming effect on Klopp.
£15m is quite a handsome investment, after all, for a very-much unproven teenager. Clearly City were prepared to take the financial gamble that Liverpool had trepidation over.