Man City Defender 'Suggested' To Portuguese Giants - Sources Say 'He's Not in Their Plans'

Manchester City’s Brazilian fullback Yan Couto has been linked with a move to Portuguese side, S.C. Braga.
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Yan Couto signed for City in the summer of 2020 and was quickly loaned out to Spanish side Girona. He made 22 appearances in the Spanish second tier scoring one goal and registering four assists, helping them to a fifth-place finish.

The 19-year-old Brazilian is highly rated by the club, however he faces tough competition for the right-back slot from Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo – two of the best right-backs in the world.

Given the staggering quality that City possess at right-back, it is highly unlikely that Couto will be playing for the club next season and is likely to be shipped out on loan once more. 

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As per Sport Witness, who have translated and relayed reports by Portuguese outlet Record, Couto has been ‘suggested’ to Portuguese side S.C. Braga.

However, the source notes that the Portuguese side are not currently intending on making a move for Couto, and that he is 'not in their plans for the season.'

The source also mentions that Couto is a target of Scottish side Celtic as well as other Portuguese sides. 

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The full-back made his first appearance for City this week in a pre-season friendly, and he will be given more opportunities to impress manager Pep Guardiola and his staff throughout the remainder of pre-season.

Given that City currently have cover on the right flank, it seems inevitable that Couto will once again find himself out on loan. 

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