Argentinian club Estudiantes de La Plata confirmed the departure of promising Dario Sarmiento to the Premier League on Friday. The 18-year-old Argentine winger will join Manchester City as soon as the summer transfer window opens next July.
On course to play the first final in its history in the Champions League, Manchester City must finish the job in the semi-final return against PSG next Tuesday (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). While waiting for the duel against the Ile-de-France residents, the Mancunian club is already preparing its summer transfer window.
Used to recruiting stars with millions, the Skyblues are also looking to find the most promising nuggets. After having already recruited the Brazilian Kayky, the formation coached by Pep Guardiola has also recruited the Argentine hope Dario Sarmiento (18), a left-hander who evolves as a right-winger.
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An effective transfer in July
Manchester City have not confirmed the news, in particular because of the boycott of social networks introduced this weekend to fight against insults online, but the club Estudiantes de La Plata took charge on Friday.
« The club informs that the conditions set out in the framework transfer agreement signed in good time with Manchester City having been fulfilled, the footballer of our institution Dario Sarmiento will join the English entity from next July 1, confirmed the recent Thirteenth in the Argentine league. The 2003-generation Florencio Varela-born youngster made his debut on October 5, 2019 against Huracán, becoming the second youngest player to make his first-team debut. «
If the amount of the transaction has not leaked, it could amount to nearly five million euros plus bonuses according to South American media. This transfer is akin to a big bet for the Citizens while Dario Sarmiento has only made 21 appearances (no goal and one assist) with the Estudiantes.
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