Manchester City right-back keen on leaving the club this summer

Yan Couto Manchester City
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According to reports, Manchester City right-back Yan Couto is keen on leaving the club permanently this summer and not on loan.

The 20 year old exciting right-back, hailed by many as the next Dani Alves by many in his native Brazil, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Girona and Braga.

Couto impressed on loan with Braga in Portugal last season, making 28 appearances in the league and 42 across all competitions.

Braga manager Carlos Carvalhal compared the 20 year old to none other than Manchester City’s very own Joao Cancelo after he impressed in Portugal last season.

Yan Couto is attracting interest from clubs across Europe after impressing on loan with Braga last season.

French club Olympique de Marseille want to sign Yan Couto on a permanent deal, but Manchester City prefer a loan. The 20 year-old is also wanted by Fenerbahçe, Olympiacos, Girona, FC Basel, and Hull City.

Manchester City signed Yan Couto from Brazilian side Cortiba in July 2020 for £5.4million. He was the only Brazilian player nominated for the 2022 Golden-Boy award.

Meanwhile, new Manchester City signing Kalvin Phillips has hailed fellow new signing Erling Haaland.

“He’s an amazing player. His goal record speaks for itself (and) his finishing is unbelievable,” Phillips said of Haaland.

“He’s played in a team that’s done well as well when he’s been there.

“I know that he’s supposed to be a nice lad because Jude Bellingham told me a lot about him.

“I think he’s just going to come into the league and hit off right where he finished with Dortmund, hopefully get us a few goals early and then he’ll fly from there.”