Manchester City signs Argentina U-20 star Maximo Perrone

Argentina Under-20 international Perrone agreed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Argentina’s Maximo Perrone, left, and Paraguay’s Nelson Gauto fight for the ball during a South America U-20 soccer match in Cali, Colombia, on January  21, 2023.

Argentina’s Maximo Perrone, left, and Paraguay’s Nelson Gauto fight for the ball during a South America U-20 soccer match in Cali, Colombia, on January 21, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP

Argentina Under-20 international Perrone agreed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Manchester City signed promising Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone in a deal worth a reported £8 million ($9.9 million) on Monday.

Argentina Under-20 international Perrone agreed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The 20-year-old is currently playing at the South American Under-20 Championship in Colombia and will link up with City after the tournament ends.

He will train with Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad for the remainder of the season, but has been signed with an eye on the future and is not expected to be involved this term.

Perrone has made 33 appearances for Velez since his debut in March last year, scoring three goals.

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