Manchester City have confirmed the future signing of highly-rated Fluminense forward Kayky in an official statement.
The 17-year-old has long been linked with a transfer to the Etihad Stadium, but a deal was said to have been agreed two months ago. There was just a delay while the various documentation had to be completed.
However, City have now confirmed an agreement on social media, with a statement reading: “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.”
The transfer was previously reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano 10 days ago, who stated that the youngster would move to the Etihad on a five-year contract in June 2022.
In terms of the financials and other relevant details, Fluminense will receive €10million plus add-ons. They will also receive a percentage of any future sale.
Official. Brazilian gem Kayky joins Manchester City on a permanent deal. Here we go confirmed. 🇧🇷🔵 #MCFC
Details of the deal:
€10m + add ons to Fluminense
20% percentage future sale
Five years contract
Kayky will arrive in June 2022 https://t.co/0S7OcnhZYF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 23, 2021
The deal for Kayky is just the latest of several City recruits from South America, following the likes of Yan Couto, Kluiverth Aguilar, and Diego Rosa in making the switch to Manchester or the City Football Group.
Key duo available for cup final
Pep Guardiola is confident his Manchester City side will be ready to perform in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday despite the disruption of the past week, with two key men fit for the clash with Tottenham.
City manager Guardiola’s preparations for the Wembley date have been overshadowed by the fall-out from the doomed European Super League project.
Guardiola said: “We deserve to be there. The final every team wants to win and we will travel to London to do a good game and win the title.
“The Aston Villa game (on Wednesday) showed we were ready and we’ll be ready on Sunday.”
Guardiola, speaking at his pre-match press conference, confirmed both Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were in contention to play.
He said: “They are both (ready), they trained today. Tomorrow we are going to decide.”