Guardiola called a young star from Vélez three times on the advice of Mascherano and Manchester City takes him away

Velez completed the transfer of central midfielder Maximo Perrone to Manchester City, England, for 9,300,000 euros, surpassing the termination clause of eight million euros. The 20-year-old from Buenos Aires is a bet from Pep Guardiola himself, who consulted his former manager and current technical director of the Argentine Under 20 team, Javier Mascherano, who gave him the best impressions of the boy from Velez.

“Guardiola called Perrone three times,” revealed the president of El Fortín, Sergio Rapisarda, a bit annoyed with this situation, before an agreement was reached on Wednesday for the pass. It will be formalized once the player finishes his participation with the selected Sub 20 in the South American championship of the category that will take place from this Thursday in Colombia and in which Argentina will debut next Saturday against Paraguay.

“Máximo was called several times, but he also wants to leave, because he not only loves Manchester City, but also the possibility of being managed by Guardiola,” expanded the head of the Liniers club.

Perrone is a left-footed central midfielder, with good handling and precise punching, who made his debut in the first division with Mauricio Pellegrino as coach of Vélez and consolidated with his successor, Julio Vaccari, to close that virtuous circle with the Uruguayan Alexander Medina, even in the role of captain. He wants to cover all the positions in midfield, because he is a five who identifies a lot with the pass. He likes that and enjoys it a lot. His main reference in his position is Sergio Busquets, the historic FC Barcelona midfielder.

The player also has the ability to join the attack and be assisted, beyond the fact that he has scored three goals in his 33 games in the first Vélez, including 10 games for international cups. He was champion in the ninth and eighth divisions of Vélez, and was among the most outstanding in the 2003 category together with Matías Soulé, who now plays for Juventus. The good performances he had in an Under-16 tournament as a member of the Argentine team, the Mundialito de Muntiagu in 2019, attracted the attention of several clubs, including Real Madrid, but finally it was English City who arrived with the most determination (and money) to stay with one of the new jewels of Argentine soccer.

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Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful managers in the world. He has won multiple titles with both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and is currently at the helm of Manchester City. Guardiola is known for his ability to spot talent, and his latest acquisition is no exception.

On the advice of his former Barcelona teammate, Javier Mascherano, Guardiola has signed young Argentine starlet, Sergio Aguero, from Vélez Sarsfield. Aguero was a highly sought-after prospect and had been linked with several top European clubs, but Guardiola was determined to bring him to Manchester City.

At just 18 years old, Aguero is already a proven goal scorer and has been compared to some of the greatest strikers of all time. He made his professional debut at the age of 15 and soon became one of the most sought-after players in Argentina. He has already scored over 20 goals in the Argentine Primera Division and was named the league’s Player of the Year in 2009.

Aguero is expected to make an immediate impact at Manchester City and could be the missing piece that Guardiola needs to turn the club into a Premier League powerhouse. His arrival will also provide a huge boost to the club’s already impressive attacking lineup, which includes the likes of Carlos Tevez, David Silva, and Edin Dzeko.

The signing of Aguero is yet another example of Guardiola’s eye for talent and his willingness to take risks to bring in the best players. Aguero is a young star with a bright future, and Guardiola believes he can help the club achieve success in the coming years.