Manchester City’s Kayky could arrive in Manchester earlier than first expected.
That’s according to transfer specialist journalist Fabrizio Romano who claims Kayky will ‘immediately arrive at Pep Guardiola’s disposal’ which suggests the Brazilian could arrive upon British shores significantly ahead of his original intended arrival date of January 2022.
The Blues announced in April that they had agreed a deal with Fluminense to sign the 18-year-old forward nicknamed the ‘next Neymar’ and the youngster signed a five-year contract with City who successfully fended off the competition for his signature.
Most youngsters City sign are immediately sent out on loan to play clubs in the City Football Group [CFG] network, but there’s a chance Kayky could be integrated into the club’s Under-23 squad which clinched the Premier League 2 title last campaign.
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If the fresh details on Kayky are true, he could potentially feature for Brian Barry-Murphy’s City U23 side this term.
Although City looked seriously at Erling Haaland and Harry Kane this summer, the latter they only recently missed out on, Etihad chiefs have crucially been unable to sign a recognised centre-froward in the transfer market up this point.
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Tottenham held firm on Kane while Borussia Dortmund also refused to sell Haaland, but The Athletic claim the 21-year Norwegian is keen to keep his options open next year, which may offer some encouragement that he could eventually move to City.
Haaland has continued his rich vein of form into the new season, scoring six goals for Dortmund across five appearances.
Finally, the Football Insider report that Wolves are set to sign City’s Harvey Griffiths, 17, on a permanent deal for £500,000.