Manchester City have reportedly signed Brazilian youngster Yan Couto.
The 17-year-old Brazilian rose to prominence with his plays in last year’s U17 World Cup in his homeland which the Selecao won.
Yan Couto featured in all but two (which he missed due to suspension) of his nation’s matches in the competition, providing two assists including one in the final versus Mexico.
According to Brazilian newspaper, Gazeta do povo; Manchester City have signed the centre-back for a transfer fee of €6 million which could rise to €12 million based on his plays. This report also claims that Barcelona and Arsenal were interested in him as well.
Yan Couto who currently plies his trade in Brazilian club Coritiba is among the most exceptional talents in the country, and after impressing at the U17 World Cup, top teams in Europe might show interest him.
If the report above is right, then Man City would be an excellent destination for the teenager’s development. Couto will most likely be in the club’s youth team if the Premier League side sign him.