Over the past few years, Manchester United have signed some of the biggest young talents from all over the world and put them in the club’s academy in hopes of turning them into Premier League quality players in a few years’ time before giving them a run in the first-team.
And it looks like they might now have their eyes set on Santos’ Kaiky, who some of the biggest clubs in Europe are thought to be monitoring at this point of time.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, the 17-year-old centre-back has already made 15 appearances for the Santos first-team across all competitions.
As reported by Gazeta Esportiva, the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Ajax and Juventus appear to be interested in Kaiky.
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Could Manchester United make a move for Kaiky?
There is no doubt that Kaiky is a huge talent. It was just earlier this year that he turned 17 and he is already playing regular football for Santos, and is impressing in the Libertadores.
His contract with the Brazilian giants runs till November of 2023 and he is believed to have a release clause of €70 million. That is a transfer fee that none of the clubs interested in him are expected to be open to shelling out for him though, especially in the present financial climate.
Centre-back is an area that the Red Devils might look to strengthen in in the upcoming summer transfer window. But someone like Kaiky would not be expected to come in and make an immediate impact on the first-team.
Instead, they have linked with players like Raphael Varane, Nikola Milenkovic, Sergio Ramos, Jules Kounde, Kalidou Koulibaly and many others in the recent past. Now, it remains to be seen if they can manage to sign a world-class centre-back in the summer. Doing so would be one more giant step in the right direction for the club.