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‘Looks Better Than Dani Alves’ ‘Great Player!’ Fans Delighted As City Close In On Signing Brazilian Starlet For £13m

‘Looks Better Than Dani Alves’ ‘Great Player!’ Fans Delighted As City Close In On Signing Brazilian Starlet For £13m

Manchester City look set to beat Barcelona to the signing of young Coritiba right-back Yan Couto, according to reports in the Brazilian media.

The 17-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is a player in high demand after helping Brazil’s Under 17s win the World Cup late last year. Barca were said to be favourites for the teenager but it is believed that the Citizens have offered a deal worth up to €15m (£13m) for the player.

A lot of supporters on Twitter are excited by the prospect of City signing Couto:


While other fans are not sure whether he is needed:

It is being reported that City will pay upwards of €9m (£7.6m) up front for the Brazilian Under 17 international with the remaining €6m (£5m) being paid in add-ons once he becomes a first-team player.

The Manchester club have had success with signing youngsters from Brazil in the past, most notably Gabriel Jesus, and they will be hoping that Couto can make the jump to senior level in the not too distant future.