While Manchester City have been winning trophies left, right and centre, one significant achievement that needs to be discussed more is their impressive talent scout network. The club has recognised and signed several talented youngsters that have come good in recent years. Oleksandr Zinchenko, World Cup winner Julian Alvarez, and Brazilian wunderkind Kayky are some examples. Now another name is about to join the list, 19-year-old Argentinian midfielder Maximo Perrone.
Manchester City have completed a deal with Velez Sarsfield, Perrone’s parent club, worth $8m plus taxes. Maximo Perrone will join the club in the summer of 2023. The defensive midfielder has now joined players such as Thiago Almada ( sold to Atlanta United), Matias Vargas (sold to Espanyol), Santiago Caseres (sold to Villareal) and Maximiliano Romero (sold to PSV), who have all been the results of Velez Sarsfield’s impressive youth system.
Perrone has made massive strides since his debut and has become an integral part of his team. His signing gives City an impressive player who, given two to three years of proper development and loan spells, could become a valuable asset to the team.
So, who is Maximo Perrone, and how good is he?
How good is Maximo Perrone?
Maximo Perrone was born on January 7, 2003, in Buenos Aires, Argentina and started his footballing journey at Velez Sarsfield. First, he started his stint with the Infantil team, which is the under 11-under 13. Then for the next six years, he played for the Juvenil team, which is for players between under 14 to under-19.
During this time, he was also selected for Argentina’s under-16 national team and also played in the prestigious Mondial Football Montaigu, where under-16 teams and clubs participate.
Perrone’s senior debut came against Estudiantes in the Copa Libertadores on March 6, 2022, where he played the entire game as his team lost 4-1. His league debut would come two months later against Club Atletico Patronato.
Manchester City will sign Argentinian top talent Máximo Perrone from Vélez, verbal agreement confirmed and here we go — deal at final stages. 🔵🇦🇷 #MCFC
Perrone will not join City Group clubs,…