Man City are in talks for the signing of River Plate midfielder Nicolás De La Cruz. Premier League side have opened talks for the transfer of the 22-year-old, and have been asking for ‘references’ of him in the South American country.
It’s claimed that his agent, Paco Casal, has had meetings with Man City, who have shown their interest in talking, with their limit being the player’s €22m release clause. South American deals are always more complicated because of how player ownership is split, and this case is no different.
River Plate only have 30% of De La Cruz’s rights, with the other part going to his agent. The Argentine club would have to fight so they can get as much money as possible. They would do that by convincing his representative the club were crucial for the player’s exposure in the past campaign.
Olé says De La Cruz should be taking English classes because it’s pretty possible that he could be leaving Argentina to move to the Premier League soon. Man City signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Joao Cancelo from Juventus, Rodri from Atletico Madrid and Angelino from PSV.