River Plate midfielder Claudio Echeverri set to join Manchester City next year

Echeverri will see his contract expire at the end of this year.

Manchester City have almost confirmed that they will sign River Plate teenager Claudio Echeverri. He is set to join the Sky Blues next year.

River Plate sporting director Enzo Francescoli has confirmed that 18-year-old midfielder Claudio Echeverri will join Pep Guardiola’s side in 2025.

Man City are planning to make a deal of worth £21.7m and they will sign him for the next 6 years. They consider him as the future prospect. They did the same approach for Julian Alvarez.

Echeverri will see his contract expiring at the end of this year so Man City can get him on board in the winter of 2025. As per the reports of SportCenter, it would have been impossible for his side to add a nine-figure release clause into any deal.

River Plate sporting director Enzo Francescoli said, “He is very calm, I see him the same as last year. Obviously he must have his internal things. But he deserves it, he is a great boy. He is very well, with his feet on the ground beyond what happens to him at 18 years old, which is a lot. I spoke to him a couple of days ago. He is very well, calm.”

“I understand. People get impatient and don’t know how things happen. There is no longer an ideal world as always imagined. You have to live with globalization, on a day-to-day basis. The same thing happens in football. Nobody should be surprised. It is very difficult to sustain long-term projects.

“The inevitable ones are these, players like Claudio who surprise, who excite many people. Distant markets and others closer like the Brazilian, which has more economic power than us and has an easier path in the economic part. River has that condition to at least consider having him play for a year.

“A sale without going to the clause as is mostly the desire, very similar money and he stays with us for one more year. Things have been done well, with the boy’s will, his representative and City, who could have waited six months to take him. You have to take a lot of things into account. Today the market and the Argentine situation, too.

“The sale is very good economically. We know the conditions he has, but he is only 18 years old. You cannot put a clause of 100 million on the players like in Europe, which has high salaries. It is not that easy.”

Echeverri could be a great addition for the club. He just started playing for the first team and managed one assist in 6 appearances. He has been a standout performer for Argentina at Under-17 level. He scored 5 goals and provided three assists in the Under-17 South American Championships.

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