A couple of weeks ago, Manchester City announced the signing of Estudiantes youngster Dario Sarmiento, who’s set to join the club this summer.
The 18-year-old is having his final months at the La Plata side, and even though he could be taking the chance to play his last games in his home country, that’s actually not happening.
Outlet Cielo Sports features a story this week claiming that Estudiantes are currently taking care of the player so he can get to Manchester City in ‘great condition’.
That means the Argentine side’s technical staff do not count on the winger for the upcoming games, especially for decisive ones, which is the case of the quarter-finals against Independiente tomorrow.
Cielo Sports also features quotes from Estudiantes manager Ricardo Zielinski, who confirmed the situation.
“We had taken care at the beginning of the cup for the possible sale and once it was finalised, we decided to preserve him and that he doesn’t go to the bench.
“There are only a few days left for him to leave and we didn’t want to risk it.”
The report points out that that Sarmiento’s last game for Estudiantes was played on the 10th of April. Then Manchester City announced the transfer, for which they’re initially paying US$6m.