Defender Yan Couto has told ESPN Brasil that an intervention from Pep Guardiola led to him turning down Barcelona in favour of a move to Man City.
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Man City signed a 17-year-old right-back who has only played two games at senior level for Coritiba. But Brazil's Yan Couto is something special.
Man City have beaten Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian teenager Yan Couto from Coritiba for €15 million, according to ESPN Brasil sources.
A dispute over television broadcasting rights saw a match in the Brazilian Campeonato Paranaense on Sunday called off at the last moment.
Celtic striker Colin Kazim-Richards has left the club and joined Brazilian outfit Coritiba, the Scottish Premiership outfit announced on Thursday.
A competition meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League was officially formed after a meeting by member clubs on Thursday.
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