It’s been just a couple of weeks since Brazilian youngster Kayky left Fluminense to complete his transfer to Manchester City.
Despite an initial deal for the move to take place in January 2022, the clubs agreed to anticipate the operation and the winger is already training under Pep Guardiola.
Now as we wait to see Kayky in action for Manchester City, his teammate Gabriel Jesus already has some words about his compatriot’s first days with the squad.
The striker was interviewed by ESPN Brasil ahead of the game against Paris Saint Germain, and had some time to talk about his new Brazilian teammate.
“He’s a boy, a very good player. We trained together and I could see it. Everyone here likes him,” Gabriel Jesus told ESPN Brasil.
“It’s not easy to adapt to England. I talked to him, we talk every day. I made it clear that I’m here to help. Just as, when I arrived, Fernandinho and Fernando helped me, the club also help a lot the players who arrive with the family, stability, they offer this support.
“I wish him all the best, that he can evolve as an athlete, as a person, just as I evolved here. I hope he can play and grow even more with City’s shirt.”
The signing of 18-year-old Kayky was part of a double deal made by the City Group and Fluminense. The agreement included the transfer of midfielder Metinho, also 18, who was immediately sent to Troyes, while the striker is the one already having the chance to prove himself to Guardiola.
Kayky had an exciting start for Fluminense, quickly being identified as one of the main young talents in Brazil. The youngster, however, saw his form drop through the past few months, and that’s one of the reasons why the Rio de Janeiro agreed he could leave sooner than expected, along with their elimination from Copa Libertadores.
According to reports from Brazil, the City Group spent €15m on the double deal, which could cost more depending on performance bonuses.