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He is 17 years old, he is the new Lionel Messi and Manchester City has just offered 20 million for him

By Mauricio Saenz

He is 17 years old, he is the new Lionel Messi and Manchester City has just offered 20 million for him

The Argentinian is set to be the legend successor and the Premier League side are about to sign him.

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It has been rumored during the last months about the possibility of Lionel Messi joining Manchester City. The Premier League club is waiting to see what the Argentinian legend decides about his future and, if he finally leaves FC Barcelona, they’ll definitively go for him.

But despite Messi, the English side is also trying to sign his successor. Aged 17, he is an Argentinian attacker who plays for Estudiantes and for whom the Citizens offered $20 million recently, according to the reports of specialized journalist Fabrizio Romano.

His name is Darío Ariel Sarmiento, he plays for Estudiantes since he was a youth, and he had 11 appearances since the last season, in which he scored no goals and gave one assists. Those who follow his development say that he has incredible conditions and that he may be one of the Argentinians best talents in the future.

Pep Guardiola is trying to make a competitive team to try to gain the Champions League title, and also to form a squad for when he leaves on the future. The chance of signing Messi have now added the possibility of Sarmiento, the other Argentinian who could join on June 2021 to City group.


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