Manchester City beat Liverpool in race for Fluminense teenager Kayky


Pep Guardiola is about to welcome a new addition to his squad (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign 17-year-old striker Kayky from Brazilian side Fluminense, beating a string of European clubs to his signature.

The teenager is one of the brightest talents in Brazil and has already broken into the Fluminense first team, attracting the attention of the likes of Liverpool, Shakhtar Donetsk and clubs in Spain.

Sky SportsFabrizio Romano reports that Man City will pay an initial £8.5m for the forward, but that could rise to around £15m with add-ons.

The forward will not arrive in Manchester until next year, although a five-year contract has been agreed from there on in, when he will join up with the City youth set-up.

Kayky has scored in his last two games for Fluminense in their state championship campaign, scoring his first professional goal earlier this month.

Manchester City have been very active in plundering the South American market, signing youngsters Yan Couto and Kluiverth Aguilar in recent months.

Yan Couto arrived from Coritiba and has gone out on loan to Girona in Spain, while Peruvian defender Aguilar was signed from Alianza Lima last year but will finally arrive at City next month when he turns 18.

City have also been linked with another teenager from Fluminense, midfielder Metinho, who is also expected to move to the Premier League leaders next year.


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