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Manchester City to sign Paraguay international midfielder from Libertad in $4m deal – report

Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign Paraguay international Jesús Medina in a $4million deal from Club Libertad, respected journalist César Luis Merlo reports.

Merlo states City will purchase 80% of Medina’s sporting rights for the $4million fee, and if he can get a work permit, he will play immediately in England.

If a work permit proves impossible to obtain, Medina will instead be dispatched to City Football Group sister club New York City FC for a year.

A highly-rated attacking midfielder/winger, 20-year-old Medina won his first cap for Paraguay this year after representing his country throughout the age groups at youth level.

He made his senior debut as a 15-year-old for Libertad on 7 July 2012 in a 1-0 win over Club Rubio Ñu.

Any deal will is likely to go through in January, and given his lack of international caps at senior level, a move to NYCFC might be the most realistic next step for Medina.

Check out Jesús Medina in action for Libertad:

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