It appears Manchester City will never get bored of signing young South Americans, with the latest being Darío Sarmiento.
The Estudiantes right winger is anything but a regular starter for the Argentinian side at the age of 17, yet El Día believe the Premier League club are prepared to pay more than €20m for his services.
The news comes in an article stating Sarmiento’s sale to Manchester City is ‘imminent’, with the negotiations ‘taking a key step’ because the contracts have been sent to the Superliga team in order ‘to be analysed by the club’s lawyers’.
It’s said the paperwork arriving means ‘the sale of the jewel will be sealed between this and next week’, with it added the forward will remain with Estudiantes until June of next year, as he only turns 18 in March and cannot move before then.
All three parties (Manchester City, their Argentinian counterparts and Seven Group, Sarmiento’s agency) need to reach an agreement, which is believed will happen ‘in the next few days’.
The sale ‘will mean an important income’ for Estudiantes, especially as they will keep 20% of the player’s capital gain, and if the Premier League club don’t sell their new player within a certain period of time, they will have to buy that percentage from the Superliga club, meaning even more money down the line.
There are also bonuses on top of that, linked to Sarmiento’s performance on the pitch, and El Día believe that, all in all, the sale ‘would exceed €20m’, which is described as a ‘true fortune’ for the Argentinian club.
More on this if we see it.