The finer details of Manchester City’s ‘total agreement’ for Argentine wonderkid Claudio Echeverri have now been reported in national media this week.
A flurry of reports over the past four weeks have covered the negotiation process that has ultimately seen Manchester City win the race for one of the most exciting players emerging from the South American game.
City’s latest pursuit follows on from a trend of investment in rising talents from Argentina and Brazil, with the likes of Julian Alvarez, Maximo Perrone, Yan Couto, and Savinho all having joined the Etihad club or the wider City Group.
Their latest investment sees Manchester City put forward a hefty initial financial outlay, according to new reports, for Claudio Echeverri – the Argentina under-17 captain at the recent FIFA World Cup.
According to the information of La Pagina Millonaria, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Claudio Echeverri will join Manchester City on a six-year deal in December 2024, with the total agreement coming to €30 million.
As detailed in Sport Witness’ report, the aforementioned transfer fee is made up of an initial payment of €19 million, with the rest coming from unnamed objectives. As many have pointed out, the transfer total will exceed the player’s €25 million release clause, with the Premier League champions paying €5 million more as a ‘good will gesture’ to River Plate.
Upon joining up with Manchester City officially from the winter transfer window of 2024, La Pagina Millonaria reveals that one possibility being evaluated is Echeverri joining City Football Group’s Girona on loan.
Given the plans to send Claudio Echeverri on loan upon arriving in European football, Manchester City supporters hoping to see the player in Sky Blue any time soon may have to wait until at least 2026.
However, development at Girona could provide Echeverri with the perfect hub to develop his game, with the La Liga club currently battling it out at the top of the Spanish top-flight, level on points with Real Madrid after 19 games this season.
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