February 26, 2024

Corinthians express interest in Manchester City right-back Yann Couto | Corinthians

Just over a month before the transfer window reopened in Brazil, the board of directors Corinthians Putting the right side as one of the priorities to strengthen the cast. The 20-year-old Manchester City player, Brazilian Yan Couto, became one of the targets.

Sold Coritiba to City in March 2020, when still just 17, the winger has now entered the club’s radar Corinthiansseeking a loan for the month of July, with an option to buy.

At the moment, there are two hurdles that Timao has faced: City’s lack of definition regarding his use in the 2023/24 season, which will depend on coach Pep Guardiola’s decision, and also a potential veto by Grupo City in promoting rival Bahia. . , which belongs to the network of clubs owned by the company, in Serie A in Brazil.

Yan Couto in action with Girona, from Spain – Photo: reproduction

World champion with the under-17 national team in 2019 with Corinthians Matheus Donnelly and Matheus Araujo, he sees his return to a top club in Brazil as a good offer to get back on the radar of the Brazilian national team. With a Portuguese passport, he has already been asked to defend the Portuguese national team and is evaluating alternatives.

In Europe, there are actually three seasons. In 20/21 he played on loan for the same Girona, with 29 appearances, two goals and five assists. In 21/22 he was loaned to Braga, where he played 42 matches, one goal and four assists. Back in Girona on 22/23, 24 games, with a goal and two assists.

Yan Couto went to Manchester City in 2020; See the interview with the side

The loan with the Spanish team ends on June 30, while the contract with City is valid for another two seasons, until mid-2025. What can help at this moment is the good relationship between businessman Marcelo Robaleno, from ThinkBall, with the board of directors for Corinthians. The parties are in frequent talks and are still trying to resolve the debt the club owes to former midfielder Gadson.

currently , Corinthians He has Wagner, 33, and Rafael Ramos, 28, at right-back. With Vanderlei Luxemburgo, defender Bruno Mendes, 23, has entered the sector for the last two matches and has performed well. He has a contract through December and may not stay until 2024.

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