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Manchester City’s new addition, Claudio Echeverri, is showing great progress under the guidance of former City favorite Martin Demichelis in Argentina.


Echeverri, recently signed by Manchester City, is currently being coached by River Plate’s manager, Martin Demichelis. Demichelis, celebrated at the Etihad during Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure, has transitioned into a successful coaching career, leading River Plate to three trophies in 2023, including the Argentine league. He is now responsible for nurturing Echeverri, who joined City for an initial fee of £12.5 million in January 2024.


Although the deal was finalized, Echeverri remains at River Plate. The 18-year-old midfielder is expected to stay there for another six months before deciding on his next move, a path similar to Julian Alvarez’s journey after his January 2022 signing with City.


Demichelis is confident that the young talent has made notable strides recently and believes that Manchester City is the ideal environment for him to reach his full potential.


“He has a passion for this sport, which is a huge asset,” Demichelis shared with the City magazine. “Additionally, his individual technique and ball control are exceptional.


“This makes City the perfect team for Claudio. There’s no better place for him to continue his development journey.


“Claudio is one of the standout emerging talents in River’s squad. We have a team renowned for producing technically skilled players. But the demanding environment at River requires not just winning, but excelling in a unique style, striving to play beautifully.


“I’m convinced that leaving River well-prepared sets you up for anything. Claudio is still evolving, and he has made remarkable progress recently. His technical prowess is astonishing.


“We relish watching him play, even at this young age. He has captured everyone’s attention. We’ll enjoy his talents for a bit longer before he joins you.”


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