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Dario Sarmiento: Manchester City sign 18-year-old Estudiantes winger who has played for Argentina at youth level

Manchester City have signed 18-year-old winger Dario Sarmiento from Argentinian side Estudiantes.

The Primera Division club announced the transfer on Friday night, claiming Sarmiento will become a City player on July 1.

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The 18-year-old has represented his country at under-16, under-17 and under-20 levels and has made 22 appearances for the Estudiantes first team.

Sarmiento, who celebrated his 18th birthday this week, became Estudiantes’ second-youngest ever player back in 2019, when he made his first-team debut aged just 16 years and seven months.

⚽ Informamos que, habiéndose cumplimentado los requisitos establecidos en el convenio marco de transferencia firmado oportunamente con el @ManCity 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, Dario Sarmiento se sumará a la entidad inglesa a partir del 1º de julio próximo

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In December, Estudiantes vice president Martín Gorostegui confirmed that the club had opened transfer negotiations with City over Sarmiento.

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Former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron, current president of Estudiantes, has been vocal about his appreciation for the young winger.

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