Next week, Manchester City will reveal the signing of a player who is superior to Maradona.
The signing of River Plate’s Claudio Echeverri by Manchester City is almost complete.
The news that the Citizens had agreed to pay £21.7 million for the Argentina U17 international was reported by Fabrizio Romano on X, which was formerly known as Twitter. We at Manchester City News covered the story.
Thanks to Olé in Argentina, we now know when Manchester City supporters may anticipate hearing the official news about Claudio Echeverri’s signing.
When is Claudio Echeverri scheduled to be announced by Manchester City?
According to the Argentine news source, Manchester City will make the South American’s arrival known the following week, assuming everything goes as planned.
Echeverri is rumoured to sign a six-year contract at Etihad Stadium before going back to River Plate on loan through December 2024, or even longer.
Olé continues, “River Plate really hopes to hold onto the 17-year-old until mid-2025.”
Although that is possible, the source claims that before Echeverri joins the senior team at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City intends to send him on loan to Girona.
As a result, even if Txiki Begiristain has made a very exciting business move, Manchester City supporters will have to wait a while to witness the teenager in action.
Claudio Echeverri: who is he?
The Resistencia native’s incredible dribbling abilities, quickness, and rocket of a shot have earned him the nickname El Diablito, which means “The Little Devil.”
Playing as a central offensive midfielder most of the time, Echeverri has been compared to the great Diego Maradona because of his fearless playmaking and close control while taking the ball.
It pretty much says it all: very few 17-year-olds have ever been involved in moves valued more than £20 million.
One of the world’s most promising young players has joined Manchester City, and it wouldn’t be out of the question to suggest that by the time he joins the team, he may be worth £50 million.