Kayky opens up on his dream to work with Guardiola as Manchester City bring his move forward

Kayky celebrates goal during Fluminense vs Nova iguaçu at Maracanã Stadium in Carioca Championship (Guanabara Cup)
Kayky celebrates goal during Fluminense vs Nova iguaçu at Maracanã Stadium in Carioca Championship (Guanabara Cup) | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Manchester City decided to bring forward the transfer of the Brazilian hotshot Kayky earlier this summer.

The Premier League champions had an agreement with Brazilian club Fluminense to sign the player for a fee of around £8.5 million back in April.

The 18-year-old was expected to join the Premier League club in January 2022 but the move has been brought forward now and the player is already training at the Premier League club’s Academy.

The highly-rated winger has revealed that the two clubs have their individual projects and they have decided that it is better for the player to complete his move now rather than in January.

The player has also opened up on his dream to work with a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard is undoubtedly an exceptional coach who has improved several players throughout his managerial career and the Brazilian will be hoping but Guardiola can have a transformative effect on his game as well.

“We had an agreement that was until the end of the year, but we weren’t able to fulfil it,” he said.

“They both had projects and understood that it was better for me to go now, that it was the best time. As mentioned, it was friendly.

“I’ve been anxious since the first time they said they had a proposal for me from Manchester City.

“It was my dream to work with Pep Guardiola, who I consider one of the best coaches, and every day I got closer I got more anxious. I tried to keep the focus here, I had the whole season ahead of me.

“But it gets closer to the presentation date, it gets that butterflies in my stomach, which always hits when we go out on the pitch. And it’s very good to feel it.”

 Kayky is rated highly in Brazil and it will be interesting to see if he can fulfil his potential at the Premier League club.

The reported £8.5 million fee Manchester City have paid for him could look like a real bargain if the 18-year-old manages to adapt to English football quickly.