Manchester City completes the signing of Estudiantes’ £ 5.2million Argentine starlet Dario Sarmiento … with a teenage winger dubbed the ‘Mini-Messi’
- Manchester City have signed Dario Sarmiento from Estudiantes worth £ 5.2m
- The 18-year-old Argentine winger will officially join the club this summer
- Sarmiento has been compared to the legend of Barcelona and Argentina Lionel Messi
Manchester City have signed Argentine prodigy Dario Sarmiento worth £ 5.2million from Estudiantes.
The 18-year-old winger has drawn comparisons to compatriot Lionel Messi for his speed and ability on the ball and has been described as the “mini” version of the Barcelona star.
The city has been tracking the boy for some time and started talks in December to sign him, as reported by Sportsmail.
Man City has signed Argentine starlet Dario Sarmiento worth £ 5.2m from Estudiantes
He will officially enter the Premier League this summer after Estudiantes confirmed the £ 5.2m deal that will include add-ons.
In a statement, the Argentine club said: “We can show that Dario Sarmiento will join the English team from July 1st following the signing of the transfer deal signed with Manchester City.”
Sarmiento is left-footed, 5’6 ” and an Argentina youth international – which means comparisons with Messi were inevitable.
The 18-year-old winger has been dubbed the “mini-Messi” because of his resemblance to the Barcelona legend
The winger, who made his Estudiantes debut at the age of 16, is confident on the ball and has shown impressive dribbling ability in his few senior games.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron believes Sarmiento has an incredibly bright future.
‘He has incredible room for improvement. He’s got quality for me, ”the former Argentina international told Stats Perform News.
‘Now a lot of clubs are looking for this type of player who runs on the flank. It’s so easy for him to dribble his marker – something that isn’t so easy to see these days.
“He’s fast, agile, has a nice left foot and is good dribbler, but he’s still a player’s project.”
Sarmiento will officially join Pep Guardiola on July 1st, with the deal including add-ons