Even though it’s been months since the Brazilian media reported that Manchester City have a deal for the signing of Fluminense wonderkid Kayky, we often see stories from abroad saying the clubs are still negotiating the move.
Perhaps that’s the reason why outlet Globo Esporte today published a FAQ article in order to make things as clear as possible.
The website writes that the deal is ‘already signed’, since Manchester City’s offer had a deadline. It’s claimed that the agreement was closed two months ago, and there are only bureaucratic details to be sorted. The player is expected to move in January 2022.
With rumours from the English media saying Liverpool were also in for the signing, Globo Esporte explains that as well. They say the Reds only made an approach to Kayky’s staff, but never made a formal offer.
Oi… Puskás, né???
— Fluminense F.C. (@FluminenseFC) April 12, 2021
Globo Esporte also details all the numbers in the operation. They say Manchester City are buying 80% of the striker’s economic rights for €10m at first. Over half of that amount was already paid to Fluminense.
There’s then €11m in performance bonuses, with €7m considered to be reachable in the short term and the other €4m long term, plus a right to get the remaining 20% for €5m. That means the deal could reach €26m.
Following Kayky’s first appearances for Fluminense’s first team, it’s increasingly likely that Manchester City managed to pull out a good deal for the 17-year-old.
Liverpool may end up kicking themselves.