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Man City fullback Yan Couto: Why I accepted - then turned down Barcelona

Manchester City fullback Yan Couto has explained committing to Barcelona before turning them down earlier this year.

The defender left Coritiba for City this past summer and is currently on-loan in Spain with Girona.

Couto told ESPN Brasil: "City had made a loan offer, I didn't like it very much. Barcelona said I was in the first team, so I agreed with Barcelona.

"When I was close to Barcelona, City came up with another proposal. Manchester City said I would get in the first team and be coached by Pep Guardiola.

"It was something that impressed me a lot, so I was very happy and I decided with my family to go to Manchester City."

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