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.
Acuerdo de palabra para que Jesús Medina sea comprado por Manchester City en 4 millones de dólares por el 80% del pase. Si le sale el permiso de trabajo, el exLibertad jugará en Inglaterra. Si no, irá cedido un año al New York City de la MLS pic.twitter.com/33NNBnuOr4
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) December 16, 2017
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.