Claudio Echeverri scores his first goal for River Plate in a glimpse of his prodigious talent

Claudio Echeverri has scored his first senior goal for River Plate in their 3-1 win over Gimnasia. It is clear that Manchester City has signed a future star of the game given the quality of his goal. Also, it is apparent that the loan spell at River Plate ahead of his arrival at Manchester City in January next year is fast tracking his development ahead of his arrival at the Etihad.

The goal scored by Claudio Echeverri for River Plate shows everything that makes him such a tantalising prospect. His ability to beat a man and his cool finish shows exactly why Manchester City was so keen to secure his signature.

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Across this season for River Plate, Echeverri has shown glimpses of his special talent. The signs are clear that Manchester City has landed a player who could become a star in the future. Now that he has scored his first goal for the Argentinian giants, it will be interesting to see how he further develops. Playing at River Plate comes with tremendous pressure, and currently, the youngster appears to be handling that in his stride.

A season playing in the Argentinian league will no doubt accelerate Echeverri’s development. Both as a player and with the mental side of being a professional player. It will be to Manchester City’s gain when he does arrive to join Pep Guardiola’s squad next January. While the young star is currently only 18 years old, his early performances indicate a maturity beyond his tender age.

The progress of Claudio Echeverri is becoming a story to watch for in the background as Manchester City chases history this campaign. His arrival at the world champions is another tantalising prospect to contemplate. Given the quality shown in his first senior goal for River Plate, the sky is the limit for the wonderkid.

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