Manchester City are set to sign Brazilian youngster Kayky from Fluminense in a deal reported to be worth €10 million/£8.6 million plus add-ons (Fabrizio Romano).
It’s explained that the forward will head for the Etihad in June.
But who is Kayky? Here are a few things for City fans to know…
Kayky has already represented Brazil at U16s level, and it’s likely the talented 17-year-old will progress through the different age groups before becoming a senior later down the line.
Kayky’s fantastic dribbling abilities and speed have already seen him be compared to Brazilian superstar Neymar (via Guardian).
Not only that, Kayky – said to be one of the best young talents in all of South America – loves a trick just like the 29-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the most skilful players in world football these days.
A recent article from Forbes noted how Kayky is already adept at leaving players for dead when one-vs-one.
He recently went viral
Kayky was all over social media recently for scoring truly amazing goal.
The forward slalomed his way through a number of players before opening his body to slot into the far corner with his strong left foot.
Kayky actually got rejected in his bid to join the Fluminense futsal team when he was eight years old, according to Cricket Soccer.
Thankfully, he picked himself up with the help of his father and is now on the verge of completing a move to the four-time Premier League champions as a promising young footballer.
Thanks to the support from his dad, he now celebrates goals with a ‘moustache’ gesture.
He’s already a winner
Kayky has already experienced winning a league title, albeit with the Fluminense’s U17s.
He scored 12 goals, finishing as the top scorer in the Championship.
Perhaps the experience encouraged City to pounce – it’s obviously important to have players in the dressing room that have that winning mentality instilled.