MANCHESTER, England – Maximo Perrone, a midfielder for Velez Sarsfield, is anticipated to be acquired by Manchester City this week.
This month, the highly regarded 19-year-old is scheduled to compete for Argentina in the South American U-20 Championship. However, it has been predicted that he will leave after the competition to play in one of Europe’s best leagues.
Wolves and Newcastle of the Premier League, as well as Benfica of Portugal, have been keeping an eye on him, but City are expected to win the race for the teenager.
In the Argentinian Primera Division, Velez Sarsfield competes. They are headquartered in the Liniers neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
Perrone made his professional debut in March and scored his first goal for the club in a Copa Libertadores encounter against Uruguayan team Nacional before the transfer, which is expected to cost in the neighborhood of £6.5 million, was finalized.
In March, during a 2 to 2 tie with the United States, he made his debut for Javier Mascherano’s U-20 national team.
He’s anticipated to participate in the U20 Championship, which starts on January 19 and lasts through February 12.
He would follow in the footsteps of forward Julian Alvarez, who also transferred from Argentina, where he was playing for River Plate, if he were to move to the Etihad.
In addition to contributing to Argentina’s World Cup victory in Qatar, Alvarez has already made an impression at Manchester City, scoring just this past Sunday against Chelsea.
Riyad Mahrez scores two goals, one an incredible free-kick, as Man City defeats Chelsea 4 to 0 in an FA Cup match. Pressure mounts on Graham Potter as Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden also score.
A quarter of a century ago, Gianluca Vialli scored twice as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 5 to 3 to send Chelsea packing from the third round of the FA Cup.
On that particular day at Stamford Bridge, Vialli and his colleagues were five down, but they weren’t about to give up the championship easily.
Before the game on Sunday at the Etihad, we paid respect to the beloved and sadly deceased Italian, reflecting on how Graham Potter could have fared better had he possessed some of the bravery and spirit when Chelsea gave up so easily. Additionally, their followers had no qualms about expressing their opinions.
Nearly as soon as Riyad Mahrez’s superb free kick gave Manchester City the lead midway through the first half, Potter’s team’s confidence began to wane. After that, they barely fought back, managing only one shot that made contact with the target.