Manchester Metropolis defender Yan Couto has lastly arrived in England after signing from Coritiba earlier this yr.
Couto, 18, was signed for an preliminary €6m however spent the rest of final season again on mortgage at Coritiba. Nevertheless, the worldwide pandemic delayed his arrival in Manchester.
Couto has beforehand spoken about selecting Metropolis over Barcelona, and the way a dialog with Pep Guardiola persuaded him to decide on a transfer to the Etihad. A part of his choice was the promise of becoming a member of the primary workforce for pre-season coaching this summer season to struggle for a spot within the squad, moderately than being instantly despatched out on mortgage.
With journey restrictions in place this summer season, there was some doubt over whether or not that promise can be fulfilled, however Couto has taken to Instagram to indicate him in Metropolis coaching gear on the Metropolis Soccer Academy.
Confirming his arrival at Metropolis, he wrote: “Thank my God for one more dream come true, taking part in in Europe has at all times been my purpose.
“At the moment I’m a @mancity participant I’m very joyful and motivated to play in one of many greatest golf equipment on the planet! I’m Residents.”
Couto’s arrival is a lift to Metropolis’s pre-season plans, with numerous gamers set to be absent from the primary week of coaching resulting from worldwide call-ups.
Because it stands, Couto will be a part of Metropolis’s different South People, together with gamers like Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus who he met on a earlier go to to the CFA. Fringe gamers like Philippe Sandler, Tosin Adarabioyo, Aro Muric, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Tommy Doyle are additionally anticipated again.
Metropolis’s pre-season squad, excluding worldwide call-ups, now seems like:
Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Stones, Couto, Sandler, Adarabioyo, Harwood-Bellis, Doyle, Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero.