Manchester City secure £8m signing of Argentina youngster Maximo Perrone

Manchester City have signed midfielder Maximo Perrone from Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield for a fee of around £8million.

The Premier League champions have announced the Argentina Under-20 international has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract.

Perrone is currently playing at the South American Under-20 Championship in Colombia and will link up with his new club after the tournament ends.

The 20-year-old will train with Pep Guardiola's first-team squad for the remainder of the season but has been signed with an eye on the future and is not expected to be involved this term.

Perrone has made 33 appearances for Velez since his debut in March last year, scoring three goals.

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