River Plate are enjoying the last months that Claudio Echeverri is having at the club, as he’ll soon depart for Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have agreed to pay €18.5m to take him to England, and let him stay at the Buenos Aires side until December on a loan deal.

Echeverri is impressing during this period, and Olé today features some big quotes about the high expectations there are around Manchester City’s new signing.

While River Plate and Boca Juniors prepare to fight for the Superclasico at the weekend, Beto Marcico, who used to play for Boca, spoke to Radio Mitre about the big threats the Millonario have.

Echeverri is labelled as their big talent, with the Boca Juniors idol claiming the youngster will be of great help for the national team in the coming years.

“The top player in Argentinian football is Echeverri: he has dribbling, passing and goals. He will the replacement for Messi at the national team.”

In case Mnachester City fans want to see a little more from Echeverri, a match between River Plate and Boca Juniors is definitely a great chance to do so.

They’ll be playing on Sunday at the Monumental de Nunez stadium.