Crafton says City agreed to a deal in principle this summer but decided that the Argentinian should remain in his homeland for one more season. Instead, he will join the club next summer. It's a move very much in line with City's strategy of signing the best young talent from around the globe.
Next season, City will open the Etihad Campus—a new training and youth development complex that will be the envy of the world. It's a £100 million, 80-acre site that will be situated adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, and it's hoped the campus will be home to the finest young players in the world. Financial self-sufficiency is now at the forefront of owner Sheikh Mansour's mind.
If a deal for Zuculini is finalised, it's likely it won't be the only deal City do for a highly rated young player. Here are five things you may not know about Zuculini.