Allianza Lima youngster Kluiverth Aguilar has shared his delight at securing a move to Manchester City and the prospect of working with Pep Guardiola.

The 16-year-old finalised a deal to move to the Etihad earlier this month after nearly a year of speculation about a transfer.

City were first linked with a move for the youngster last year, with numerous reports since then suggesting they were close to finalising a move.

That finally happened 12 days ago, with Manchester City agreeing on a deal that will see him head to England when the turns 18, remaining at Allianza Lima in the meantime.

Aguilar has already commented on his plans since securing a dream transfer, namely buying his mum and dad a house, but now says his next goal is to break into the senior set-up at his current club.

“Now my biggest goal is to reach the senior team,” he told Radio Ovación, relayed by La República.

“I sincerely hope to do it when I turn 18 or 19 years old. If that day comes, I will be the happiest on Earth.

“My environment is super happy for this possibility of playing in one of the most important clubs in the world like Manchester City.

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“I have to thank Professor Jaime Duarte, who is like my second father because he helped me a lot in soccer and personal matters.

“In order not to have problems with the language since February, I am studying English beyond that, for now, I don’t see myself living in England. My goal is to win this year with Alianza and then go there.

“Guardiola for me is the best coach in the world, and I was very excited for the simple fact that very soon I could have him very close.”

Whether Aguilar does get to play for Manchester City or indeed work with Guardiola, remains to be seen.

It’s more likely that when he turns 18, he will find himself shipped off to one of the clubs on the City Group roster, such as Girona in Spain.

That would certainly make sense, with several other youngsters having trodden a similar path when they’ve been scooped up by City’s extensive network.