Kevin De Bruyne replacement would remain a priority for the Manchester City board considering the recent injury records of the Belgian. Also, age is another factor to consider as the Midfielder gradually moves towards the end of his outstanding career.
Over the years, De Bruyne has registered his name as one of the greatest midfielders ever playing the game. Therefore, finding a replacement for the maestro is a difficult task, it is rare to see someone very close to his ability on the pitch.
However, a report by The Secret Scout stated that Kevin De Bruyne replacement, a talented midfielder, Claudio Echeverri, is closing on moving to Manchester City. The River Plate midfielder is set to be another major signing from South America who will join the City Football Group.
Echeverri has been predicted to become a fantastic player in the near future, particularly with his incredible performance for Argentina at the U-17. His talent has drawn attention from many notable European clubs including Chelsea and Real Madrid. However, Manchester City seem to be the next club for the 17-year-old.
A move to City will make him the third Argentine to sign for Pep Guardiola’s city following the signature of Julian Alvarez and Maximo Perrone. While Perrone hasn’t had time to prove himself for the Premier League champions, Alvarez had an incredible first season at the Etihad.
The 23-year-old World Cup winner contributed to the recent City success. He netted a brace and assisted one goal in the Club World Cup final against Fluminense on Friday. So, Echeverri would like to follow in his footsteps when he finally signs for the European Champions.
Echeverri will be eligible for an overseas transfer in January 2024 following his 18th birthday but could return to River Plate either on a six-month or 12-month loan, as per the information of César Luis Merlo.
The youngster is described as a generation talent and nobody is close to him as a Number 10 attacking midfielder. Therefore, he might be the perfect Kevin De Bruyne replacement that all Cityzens will like to see putting on the Sky Blues shirt.