Manchester City have completed the signing of Argentinian wonderkid Claudio Echeverri from River Plate. The deal has been officially announced on mancity.com. City have beaten Barcelona and Chelsea to the signing of one of world football’s most exciting young talents as reported by talkSPORT.
In the deal announced on the Manchester City official website, Claudio Echeverri has signed a contract with the world champions until June 2028. Furthermore, the youngster will remain on loan at River Plate until January next year.
We are pleased to announce we have completed the signing of Claudio Echeverri from River Plate ✍️
Claudio has signed a contract until June 2028 but will remain at River before moving to the Etihad Stadium in January next year.
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— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 25, 2024
The young Argentinean playmaker rose to prominence during the Under-17 FIFA World Cup last November. He started at the tournament as Argentina reached the semi-final stage. He scored a sensational hat-trick in their 3-nil quarter-final victory over Brazil. His performances at the tournament put him on the radar of a host of top clubs in Europe. Manchester City have won the race for the talented young attacking midfielder.
Manchester City scouts are the best they have just signed Claudio Echeverri from River Plate soon we will see him cooking🔥pic.twitter.com/WfIaePOFEW
— Out of Context EPL (@Out_contextEPL) January 25, 2024
Echeverri has made an instant impression since making his first-team debut for River Plate. He has already made 6 appearances for the Argentinian giants despite his young age.
Given his pedigree and talent, he could make an instant impact when arrives at Manchester City next year. Echeverri will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Julian Alvarez who has become a vital part of the Manchester City first-team after completing a move from River Plate to Manchester City.