Premier League champion Manchester City have signed Peruvian wonderkid Kluiverth Aguilar from Alianza Lima. The 16-year-old will remain at his present club however until his 18th birthday next year.
Alianza Lima, the Peruvian club have announced in an official statement.
Within its policy of signing players with great projection, Manchester City saw in Kluiverth Aguilar a talent capable of playing at the highest level.
Alianza Lima is proud that a footballer from his team can link his future to that of one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.Alianza Lima – Official Statement
Aguilar made his professional debut with the club five months ago and is one of the country’s most promising talents. The deal worth £1.5m. However, the teenager will remain at his present club until his 18th birthday on May 5, next year.
Going to City is something big in my career. I’m happy they have signed me.
I am glad that the possibility of moving to Europe presented itself to me while I am an Alianza player.Kluiverth Aguilar told Alianza Lima’s official website
The deal for Aguilar is said to include a sell-on clause if he is to be offloaded by Manchester City in the future.
The defender made his debut last November and featured in both legs of their Primera Division final. So far he has nine appearances for his club and also featured for Peru’s U17 team.
Before Aguilar, Jefferson Farfan left Alianza Lima to join for Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and later played for Schalke 04 and Lokomotiv Moscow. Even before that Claudio Pizarro moved from the club to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen back in 1999, before later having spells at Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
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