Who are Kayky & Metinho?
Both Kayky and Metinho are currently plying their trade in their home country of Brazil.
The pair are also both just 17 years of age, with Metinho 18 in April and Kayky not turning 18 until June.
Given their age, it isn’t too surprising to see that the duo are yet to play for Fluminense’s senior side.
However, they have both seen regular football for the under-17s, with Metinho actually the captain of said side.
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola reacts after a goal scored by his team during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City FC at the OSK Metalist stadium in Kharkiv on September 18, 2019. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Metinho, who is a midfielder by trade, has also played some games for Fluminense’s under-20 side and begun to catch the eye on a more global basis recently when he was named in The Guardian’s ‘Next Generation’2020 piece.
Said article also claims that Metinho’s main inspiration is Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba:
Next Generation 2020: picking out 60 of the best young talents in world football https://t.co/jKiUKnRy8B
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) October 8, 2020
Manchester City credited with an interest in Kayky & Metinho
However, though Metinho is seemingly a big fan of United’s Pogba, it is actually the Red Devils’ close rivals, Manchester City, who have been linked with a move for both Metinho and Kayky recently.
It was claimed on Thursday by journalist Ekrem Konur that City are interested in the young duo.
Konur adds that Fluminense are believed to have been offered €12m for the pair:
— Ekrem Konur (@Ekremkonur) January 28, 2021