Manchester City have signed 18-year-old winger Dario Sarmiento from Argentina’s Estudiantes team.
The Primera Division club announced the transfer on Friday night, claiming Sarmiento would become a City player on July 1.
The 18-year-old has represented his country at the Under-16, Under-17 and Under-20 levels and made 22 appearances for the Estudiantes first team.
Sarmiento, who celebrated his 18th birthday this week, became Estudiantes’ second youngest player in 2019, when he made his first-team debut at just 16 years and seven months old.
⚽ Informamos que, habiéndose cumplimentado los requisitos Establecidos en el convenio marco de transferencia firmado oportunamente con el @ManCity 🏴, Dario Sarmiento se sumará a la entidad inglesa from the 1º de julio próximo
👉 https://t.co/3OaiyBWNpf pic.twitter.com/3oMWgIrnyr
– Estudiantes de La Plata (@EdelpOficial) April 30, 2021
In December, Estudiantes vice-president Martín Gorostegui confirmed that the club had opened transfer negotiations with City over Sarmiento.
Former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron, current president of Estudiantes, has expressed his appreciation for the young winger.
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