Manchester City have as soon as once more been on the hunt in Argentina, with Maximo Perrone (Buenos Aires, 07/01/2003) turning into the newest addition from South America after Julian Alvarez, who joined the Premier League in the summertime from River Plate.
Metropolis had been attempting for a while to signal the Velez quantity 5 who, since his debut, has been in contrast by ‘Ole’ to Fernando Redondo. Perrone, nonetheless, is taking a look at Sergio Busquets as his position mannequin.
Perrone, 20, indicators with Metropolis for 5 and a half seasons. Velez will obtain, in return, 9.3 million euros.
Perrone will be a part of Pep Guardiola‘s crew when he finishes his participation within the South American U20 Championship.
The Argentinian leaves Velez with 33 appearances, three objectives and two assists to his identify. The pivot was key to the Liniers facet reaching the semi-finals of the final Libertadores.
It’s one other instance of Metropolis working swiftly and discreetly in South America to signal proficient younger stars earlier than a bidding battle begins with plenty of European sides which can inevitably deliver the worth up.
It might be a very long time till we see him lining up in a Metropolis shirt in a giant sport, however the membership could also be viewing him because the eventual long-term substitute for a participant like Rodri within the midfield.
Trying as much as Busquets is actually not a nasty thought for a participant attempting to interrupt right into a Guardiola facet as quickly as attainable.