The Lowdown: Perrone profiled
Perrone is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also play further forward in a more central role if needed. The 20-year-old is left-footed and plies his trade with Argentina’s top-flight side CA Velez Sarsfield.
The Latest: Transfer update
Romano took to Twitter on Wednesday to share an update on Perrone and a proposed move to the Etihad.
The transfer expert said that City are ‘set to complete the signing’ of Perrone, with a move currently at contract stages. He added that the player will move to Manchester ‘after the Sudamericano Sub-20, as expected’.
The Verdict: One for the future?
City have a successful history of bringing Argentine players to the club, with the likes of Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero both making over 300 appearances in Manchester.
Therefore, Perrone may be hoping to follow in the footsteps of his fellow countrymen, and it looks as if City have been extremely keen to secure his services after initially failing in their first offer. He could well be a player for the future, though, especially due to his age and lack of first-team experience in his native country.