Gabriel Jesus, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Reynier, Gabriel Martinelli, Richarlison … Brazilian talents never go out of style in Europe and, to stay ahead of the fierce competition, millionaire teams from the big leagues are looking for you younger and younger in Canarinhas lands.
The new jewel of the Brazilian quarry who already has a one-way ticket for a European soccer giant is forward Kayky, just 17 years old, who will arrive at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in January 2022 for just € 10M. This is how the club has confirmed on its Twitter account the news advanced by AS:
We are delighted to confirm we have reached an agreement with Fluminese regarding the future transfer of Kayky. The teenage forward will remain with Fluminese until the end of the Brazilian season.
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re
– Manchester City (@ManCity) April 23, 2021
He and his tricolor teammate that was the Brazilian U-17 champion, midfielder Metinho, were bought by the City Football Group, a group from Abu Dhabi that manages Manchester City and different clubs around the world. While Kayky will go to the English giant, Metinho (which cost € 5M) will go to another team in the group to follow its development, probably the Troyes, leader of the Second Division of France. At the moment, this has not been officially confirmed.
The forward, top scorer in the Brazilian Under-17 Championship and international with the lower Canarinha, He is already a fixture in the Fluminense professional team, trained by former Brazilian international Roger Machado, and it is usual to see the door.
A few weeks ago, he scored the most beautiful goal of the day of the Carioca Championship, after dribbling four Nova Iguaçu players before finishing off with a touch of quality that shows why he is known as the “left-handed Neymar”.
Kayky and Metinho are the two great stars of Fluminense's so-called “Dream Generation”, who dominated the last U-17 season in Brazilian soccer. The striker was chosen by the “Football Talent Scout”, one of the most important websites about youth football, as the best U-17 in the world in 2020.