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Name Yan Couto
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Job xxxx Footballer
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Club as Player Manchester City
  Coritiba

2020 02 04 Retrieve

[Yan Couto comments on his effort Brazil beat Mexico 2-1 in November’s final] It leaves a mark, right? Those crosses, these plays in the game - it was the goal that won the title. I will always remember it

2020 05 01 Retrieve

[Guardiola talked ‘new Dani Alves’ Yan Couto out of Barcelona move and into €6m Manchester City switch] I had a good conversation with Barcelona and I thought I would go there, but then Manchester City appeared and showed me how things would be there. At first, they wanted to loan me out straight away, but then I spoke with Guardiola. He told me that I would do preseason with the first team and from there it would depend on me. Guardiola was very attentive and said that he was really happy I was coming to the club. It was the best decision for me

[He admits that he did not see himself leaving Cortiba so early in his career] I have been a fan of Coritiba since I was a kid. My only dream when I was younger was to be a professional for Coritiba. I really wanted to do a full season in the Brazilian league, but unfortunately it has not worked out that way. I saw that I could achieve big things and I am fulfilling a dream by going to play in Europe

2020 05 29 Retrieve

[Man City signing Yan Couto reveals clause that could double his transfer fee] The clause is to [play] five Champions League or Premier League games in five years. I hope I can do it, then the amount doubles. I think it is very possible and Coritiba will get the other part of the fee.

I spoke with the City representative and it may still take a while before I can go there. The season is not over and I can only play next season. I don’t know if they’ll take me until I’m 18. So, I have a great chance of staying another one or two months at Coritiba. [Playing] depends on [Coritiba coach Eduardo] Barroca too. I am available, yes, to play some games and say goodbye to the fans

If I had played professionally last year, I knew I could be worth around €20 million, like Renan Lodi or like Bruno Guimaraes. So, I think that it doesn’t make much difference. The only difference is that [Coritiba] didn’t bet so much on me to go professional because my contract was ending too. I could have been valued at much more. I was discouraged, but they said that Serie B was a very tough game and I understood. But at least from July or August onwards I could have been playing already. I love the club. I want to go out the front door. The board did what they imagined. They are afraid of players leaving for free, but I would never do that