Brazilian teenager Kayky trained with Manchester City for the first time on Friday as the club quickly follow their plans for him.
City paid Fluminese and initially 9 million. Pound to sign the talented 18-year-old forward in a deal that was originally to be completed in January 2022. However, the two clubs agreed that it was better for the player to move faster and the teenager arrived in Manchester this week.
After seeing the first team in action at the Etihad on Wednesday night during their 6-3 Champions League victory over Leipzig, Kayky trained with the senior team and Pep Guardiola for the first time on Friday after the final pieces of paper were sorted out.
After speeding up his arrival, the club’s plan is to keep the player in the first team squad, just as fellow speakers Cole Palmer, Liam Delap and others are regularly involved in training. That means a first-team debut is possible this season, though it depends on how he fits into the group.
Kayky is the latest South American talent snatched up by the Blues, marking their expansion in recent years. Since beating a host of top clubs to sign Gabriel Jesus in 2016, City Football Group has expanded its operational and scouting network across the continent; Yan Couto, a right-back on loan from City at Braga, and Metinho, a midfielder at CFG club Troyes, are among the new talents that have also been discovered.