MANCHESTER CITY are set to sign Brazilian wonderkid Kayky from Fluminense, reports say.
The Premier League leaders have been linked with the forward since the start of the year.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, City are now pushing ahead for a deal worth £8.7million plus £14.75m in potential add-ons.
Kayky is on course to receive a five-year contract but would not arrive at the Etihad until the summer of 2022.
The 17-year-old is a product of the Fluminense academy, which has produced the likes of Real Madrid legend Marcelo and Liverpool’s Fabinho.
Dubbed the ‘next Neymar’ in his homeland, the winger is blessed with pace and close-control.
Along with Kayky, City are also said to be interested in bringing Metinho to the club from Fluminense.
The pair were an integral part of the team that won the U17 Brazilian championship last year, and finished runners-up in the U17 Copa de Brazil.
On a personal note, Kayky was top scorer in the Brasileirao Under-17 Championship.
With an ability to frighten his full-back through trickery and his pace, Kayky has drawn comparisons to Neymar, albeit a left-footed one.
He plays mostly on the right, where he cuts in and drives towards the opposition’s defence.
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And he also has an eye for goal, as proven by his scoring stats last season.
Fluminense’s U17 coach, Guilherme Torres, told Goal: “Kayky is a player who stands out a lot for his technical quality, especially with regard to one-on-ones, and also in his quality in front of goal.
“He is also very intelligent, searches for empty spaces on the field and has a good ability to provide assists for his team-mates.
“In addition, he has a winning, competitive mentality, which is important for a high-level player. His resilience has grown as he has matured, and he is learning how to deal with adversity.”