The agent of Coritiba right-back Yan Couto, Marcelo Robalinho of ‘Think Ball‘ agency, is in Manchester working on a deal for his client with the current Premier League champions, City Xtra understands.
Yesterday, City Xtra exclusively reported that the Brazil U17 right-back was currently residing in the city centre along with members of his immediate family. It is now understood that they are joined by the player’s representative, Marcelo Robalinho – president of the agency known as ‘Think Ball‘.
A deal between the two parties is thought to be imminent, with Couto set to officially join the club in the summer, following his 18th birthday. Previous reports have suggested that a deal would be around the €12-15 million mark, including add-ons, while Couto himself is set to earn a significantly greater wage package than the offer on the table from FC Barcelona last month.
UPDATE: Marcelo Robalinho has travelled to London and will be in attendance at Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.
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