For all Manchester City fans who’ve been waiting for updates on the club’s deal for Kayky, there’s good news coming from Brazil.
The 17-year-old had his first start for Fluminense this week, and besides scoring his first goal as a professional, his performance has been praised by several outlets.
One of the stories comes from Globo Esporte, who claim the youngster didn’t feel any pressure when having his first chance among the big boys.
“For those who had doubts whether at 17 he would feel the weight of responsibility, Kayky proved the opposite,” they say.
“In the debut of the jewel as a starter in the professional, Fluminense increased their firepower and beat Macaé 4-0 on Tuesday, at Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Redonda. And the young striker showed that he could be the missing piece in the Tricolor attack until reinforcements arrive before Libertadores.”
UOL makes some criticism towards Fluminense’s performance, but makes it clear that Kayky stood out with his creativity.
“In his debut as a starter, the striker showed why European giants fought for his signing. Already negotiated with Manchester City, the 17-year-old always seemed to be one step ahead of defenders and even teammates. On the right wing, the boy from Xerém made it rain with speed, quick dribbling and a lot of objectivity. His rise is an important reinforcement for the Copa Libertadores, since the club has difficulties to sign in the market.”
Both outlets point out that the player shouldn’t stay at the Rio de Janeiro side for much longer, since there’s a deal with Manchester City on the way.
Globo Esporte say the sale has been agreed since February, as Manchester City are spending €10m plus bonuses on the deal. Kayky, however, can only move once he turns 18.