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Manchester City snap up Argentine star Echeverri

Manchester City have signed 18-year-old midfielder Claudio Echeverri from River Plate.

Echeverri has signed a four-year deal at the Etihad but will remain with River until January 2025.

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The European champions are reported to have paid around £12.5million for a player who has made just six appearances for the Buenos Aires club having been given his debut by former City defender Matin Demichelis. 

Echeverri captained Argentina at the Under-17 World Cup and made a name for himself with a hat-trick in the 3-0 quarter-final win over rivals Brazil.

He follows the same path as fellow Argentine Julian Alvarez who moved to City from River in 2022.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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