Young winger Darío Sarmiento from Estudiantes has been heavily linked to make a move to Manchester City and the transfer is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks.
City have already confirmed the transfer of Partizan teenager Filip Stevanovic and are set to bring in another young and exciting winger in the form of Darío Sarmiento.
Sarmiento joined the Estudiantes back in 2009 and was promoted to the first team last season under manager Gabriel Milito. The 17-year-old has made just 16 appearances in his first two seasons but seems to have impressed Manchester City scouts in his limited game time so far.
Further reports from Eldia state that an agreement for the transfer of the youngster has already been penned down, for 6 million euros, plus a 20 percent capital gain for a future sale.
Estudiantes vice president Martín Gorostegui revealed that negotiations regarding the youngster were underway with Manchester City in a recent interview, “In principle we agree on the general terms of the operation. There is an agreed framework that depends on the passage of time. There is a fixed remuneration that will be received and a few items that are variable.”
“The clubs that come to hire talents like Darío put conditions with different formalities in the relationship of the clubs, they propose a partnership of the training club, which is us and the one who receives, which would be them. As soon as it becomes concrete we will announce it”.
Darío has regularly featured in the Argentina youth setup for the U16s and U17s and has recently received a call-up to the U-20s.
It is believed that the 17-year-old is set to become City’s first purchase in the January transfer window as both the player and club have agreed on personal terms.
Darío will likely remain in Argentina with Estudiantes until he turns 18 only after which he can join Manchester City. The youngster is unlikely to be integrated straight into the team and is expected to be loaned out to one of the several clubs under the City Football Group.