The City Football Group will today close a deal to sign highly-rated Paraguyan midfielder Jesús Medina in a US$4million deal from Club Libertad, ABC Deportes reports.
Jesús Medina jugará en el New York City de la Major League Soccer: el pase del paraguayo será adquirido por el City Football Group y el volante firmará por cinco años. https://t.co/K10dvv1rdr pic.twitter.com/dU0BOgrT0L
— ABC Deportes (@ABCDeportes) December 19, 2017
News of this deal first emerged on Sunday courtesy of renowned Argentine journalist César Luis Merlo, and is now being reported by various sources – plus his father!
The CFG will reportedly acquire 80% of the 20-year-old’s sporting rights, and the player, described as one of South America’s most exciting young talents by Spanish newspaper AS, will spend a year at New York City FC.
His father Francisco Medina told ABC Cardinal: “The MLS has grown a lot. He will go to New York City for a year, then he will see if Manchester City takes him.
“The United States club has had several good players such as Andrea Pirlo. I understand the president of City is handling it.”
Medina, an attacking midfielder/winger, won his first cap for Paraguay in July, appearing in a friendly against Mexico.
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