Manchester City beat three European clubs to sign new defender Yan Couto despite two years Champions League banned.

The 17-year-old right-back has attracted the attention of big clubs across Europe, including Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen but it appears that the Premier League champions have seen off the competition for his signature who is labelled as new Dani Alves.

According to Brazilian publication Gazeta do Povo reports that Manchester City have now secured a deal for the exciting talent Couto from Coritiba worth £5m upfront with the possibility of that fee doubling based on appearances in the Premier League and Champions League.

Yan Couto

The teenager is yet to make a league appearance for the side, instead starred in the 2019 Under-17 World Cup, which Brazil won on home soil, beating Mexico in the final.

Alves, of course, had a major role in the all-conquering Barcelona side that was managed by the now-City boss Pep Guardiola.

Couto won’t make the move to the Etihad until the summer as he turns 18 in June.

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