With the likes of Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi cutting their teeth at under-20 level for Argentina in the past, it’s fair to say that Manchester City may have a future World Cup star on their hands in the form of new signing Bruno Zuculini.
And with the Citizens keen for the 21-year-old midfielder to continue his development as a player, it would appear the South American is all set for a loan move to La Liga in Spain.
According to a report from publication La Voz de Galicia, which has been republished and translated by insidespanishfootball.com, Manchester City have decided to send the Argentine out on loan.
A playmaker by trade, Zuculini caught the eye of the Etihad side after impressing with Racing Club in his native Argentina.
The 21-year-old scored ten goals in 92 appearances for Racing, having made his debut for the club at the tender age of 17.
According to the report, Zuculini will now head to former Champions League semi-finalist Deportivo La Coruna, who have made a return to the Spanish top-flight following their relegation two seasons ago.
The move represents the ideal opportunity for the midfielder to impress City and perhaps even catch the eye of newly-appointed Argentina manager Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.
Martin moved into the role with La Albiceleste after departing Barcelona last season, with previous national team boss Alejandro Sabella walking away from the job after the World Cup final.
Impress for Deportivo and Zuculini could not only earn an opportunity to star for Man City one day, but also Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.