Manchester City has agreed to sign the 16-year-old Aguilar from Peruvian side Alianza Lima.

Football has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus virus. This situation however hasn’t stopped Manchester City from going forward with their quest to capture a promising talent.

Kluiverth Aguilar is the latest talented youngster to be signed by the City Football Group. The 16-year-old has won the Peruvian top-flight title 23 times and finished second on 22 occasions. More so, the youngster will stay with Alianza until he turns 18 on May 5, 2021.

Who is Aguilar?

Aguilar arrived at Alianza from Sporting Cristal in March 2019. After impressing in the youth ranks, the “speedy full-back” made his professional debut against Alianza Universidad in November of the same year.

The 16-year-old then established himself as a regular member of the side. He showed his versatility by also playing on the right-wing and went undefeated in his first five appearances for the club.

Pace and recovery tackles

What stands out for Aguilar is his tremendous speed. This he uses to sprint behind the defensive line and makes recovery tackles when his team-mates are exposed.

There are numerous examples of the 16-year-old charging across the turf before sliding expertly to nick the ball away from an attacker. Certainly, this is a quality Pep Guardiola likes in his defenders.

Aguilar’s response

“Going to City is something big in my career. I’m happy they have signed me. It’s a club with players, a coach and fans that are all extraordinary.”

“My goal is to become an outstanding player in the first team. I am glad that the possibility of moving to Europe presented itself to me while I am an Alianza player.”

What next

The road to Man City first team involves years of detailed coaching with as many setbacks as gradual improvements. It is worth to note that Aguilar is a very young player and it would be unfair to pressure him with high expectations.

In response to this, once the youngster reaches 18, he will be sent to other clubs in the City Football Group rather than immediately joining City.