Yan Couto In his debut with the Coritiba / Photo: Twitter of the Coritiba


City signs Yan Couto, 'the new Dani Alves' that escaped to Barça

Published:2/03/2020 - 23:57h

Updated:3/03/2020 - 00:20h

City has made official the signing of Yan Couto, right-handed side of the Coritiba that Barça also sought. The Catalans seemed to have the operation almost closed, but the English offered more money and ended up taking the Brazilian

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The FC Barcelona was the first European club in fixing in Yan Couto, the right side of the Coritiba that enamoraba to the followers of the inferior of the Brazilian selection. The carrilero right-handed proclaimed champion of the world Sub-17 with the 'Canarinha' being one of the big stars and showing all his skills. The culés, that always walk to the hunting of young talent, went to by him and seemed to leave his very directed signing.

But when all indicated that the Brazilian went to be Barcelona, the Manchester City entrometió and left the almost enclosed operation. The 'cityzens' have been ultimando during weeks some details of the traspaso, but this same Monday has finished to concretise the arrival of Couto to the discipline 'cityzen'. According to Globoesporte, the carrilero right will play in the Etihad from this summer and will sign by five seasons.

The Coritiba will receive six million euros by this born jewel in Curitiba, although there are pluses so that the traspaso finish rondando the 12 'kilos'. As it informed it does a month, the Barcelona offered some five more variable, by what the English have had to improve the offer to carry to the side. The footballer, that fulfils the 18 years in June, will arrive to Manchester in what it was greater of age.

These six millions would suppose the greater sale in the history of the Brazilian group, that up to now had the record in the five that received by Rafinha. Curiously, the already ex player of the Bayern of Munich also was lateral right-handed when it left Brazil to go to the Bundesliga to play in the Schalke 04. To the of Londrina did not go him at all badly in his European adventure and expects that Couto follow his example and even have an even more powerful career.

Those that have seen him play say of him that is one of the carrileros with more projection of the world. It is very fast, electrical with the balloon in his feet, has good pass in short and technically seems more an extreme that a defence. Of the Brazilian school of the Dani Alves, Cafú, Roberto Carlos or Marcelo, ofensivamente is a constant danger. Defensivamente Still has a lot that improve, but has spare arms in attack that can compensate this.

The Barça already has this very covered place

Although lose to a footballer with so much future and to a so low price is an abysmal news, the true is that the Barça did not need fichar another young side. The blaugrana did does a year and half with Moussa Wagué, that now is yielded in the Nice with option of purchase. Besides, andn the past winter fichó to Emerson, that will play in the Betis until June of 2021. The verdiblanco is progressing properly and is indisputable in the team sevillano. It will be necessary to see if Couto finish having better career that the Senegalese and his Brazilian compatriot.

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