Friday 17 November 2017

Man City sign young South American star just before the transfer window closes

Venezuela's player Yangel Herrera (R) celebrates after scoring a goal against Peru during a South American Championship U-20 football match at the Olimpico stadium in Ibarra, Ecuador on January 23, 2017. / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuela's player Yangel Herrera (R) celebrates after scoring a goal against Peru during a South American Championship U-20 football match at the Olimpico stadium in Ibarra, Ecuador on January 23, 2017. / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester City have made the surprise late signing of midfielder Yangel Herrera on transfer deadline day, according to Atletico Venezuela.

The Venezuelan club's official Twitter account confirmed their 19-year-old player had joined City, although there was no word from the English side.

The announcement came over an hour after the transfer deadline, although clubs had until 1am to complete moves if they had filed the relevant paperwork in time.

Reports in South America suggested Herrera could eventually be sent out New York City or Australia's Melbourne City.

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