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Rumour Mongering: Reds Want Kayky

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It’s not a bird. It’s a 17-year old Brazilian youngster.

Liverpool ground staff attempting to clear snow from the pitch to enable the PL2 game at AXA Training Centre on January 23, 2021 in Kirkby, England. Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool FC has surely heard all our wringing for the signing of a senior center-back option, and are responding by making an approach for yet another youth player.

This time, it’s 17-year old Brazilian forward Kayky. The Reds are believed to be competing with Shaktar Donetsk for his signature, with Manchester City also monitoring the situation. Dubbed the “Left-footed Neymar” in his country, Kayky was also the top scorer in the Brazilian Under-17 Championship, a competition that Fluminese won. Although he hasn’t featured in the first-team yet, he is believed to be good enough for that level, but also wants to ply his trade in Europe eventually, making this move a possibility.

The journalist and outlet did also break Liverpool’s recent transfer for goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga, also from Fluminese, so this does appear to be legitimate. With three Brazilians in the first-team and his familiar face in Marcelo, Liverpool FC could just be the place for him to expand his game.

Speaking of Marcelo, the gangly 6ft 3in shot-stopper has taken to life quickly at the AXA Kirby Super Mario Kart Training Centre. He has featured in three games for the U18s and was recently given a promotion to the U23s with Barry Lewtas. He was in goal for the 1-1 draw with Everton earlier this month.