Man City confirm signing of Maximo Perrone from Velez Sarsfield

Manchester City have finalised the signing of Argentine midfielder Maximo Perrone from Velez Sarsfield.

90min confirmed early in the transfer window City had fought off competition to strike a deal for the 20-year-old, who was also being chased by Benfica, Newcastle and Wolverhampton Wanderers, among others.

City are understood to have triggered Perrone’s release clause, which sat at around $9m (£7.5m).

The defensive midfielder has put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract at the Etihad Stadium and follows fellow countryman Julian Alvarez in moving to the blue half of Manchester this season.

More to follow.

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