Manchester City could be about to triumph over Liverpool for the second time in the space of seven days as the Premier League leaders edge closer towards signing Reds target Kayky, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Brazilian wonderkid, who has developed in the Fluminense youth ranks, is believed to be ‘close’ to agreeing a move to the Etihad Stadium, with a reported fee amounting to roughly €17m (£14.9m).
Twitter: Manchester City are close to sign 17 years old Fluminense talent Kayky for €10m + add ons [could reach around €17m… https://t.co/kSLvgALPos (@FabrizioRomano)
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There’s no doubt that missing out on a teenage sensation who could turn into a star for a major Premier League rival will sting a bit for the Reds. However, the club are currently embroiled in a tribunal over the transfer of another talented teenager in Harvey Elliott, with Fulham demanding £8m for the winger currently enjoying a successful spell on loan at Blackburn Rovers.
Therefore, forking out a potential £14.9m investment on a player who is yet to make a single first team appearance is a risk Liverpool were never likely to undertake.