They are Darío Sarmiento, from Estudiantes de La Plata, and Federico Redondo, Argentinos Juniors midfielder and son of the former Real Madrid and Argentine national team footballer, Fernando Redondo.
Every year the prestigious British daily The Guardian lists the top 60 young talents in the world of football under the title “The Next Generation”. In the payroll of this 2020, two promises of Argentine soccer said present.
They are Darío Sarmiento, midfielder for Estudiantes de La Plata, and Federico Redondo, midfielder for Argentinos Juniors and son of the former Real Madrid player and the Argentine National Team, Fernando Redondo.
Sarmiento, 17, is the second youngest player to debut in the Primera with the Pincha shirt, at the age of 16 years, six months and one day. So far, he has played eight official matches with the Pincha shirt and started as a starter in only one of them (against Laferrere, for the Argentine Cup). However, the scant 243 minutes in First Division did not prevent Manchester City from offering an incredible offer of around 10 million dollars.
In addition, he was summoned by Pablo Aimar to join the Argentine Under 17 team that traveled to Brazil for the World Cup in that category, although he could not go because the Estudiantes coach, Gabriel Milito, explained that he needed him on the squad.
For his part, Redondo began to wear the Parque Patricios club shirt since he was 10 years old and, in recent months, “his rise in the club’s categories accelerated”, after DT Diego Dabove incorporates him into training with the professional team, in August.
In a note with the Spanish newspaper As, his father confirmed that a proposal had come from an English club, but that it had been discarded: “He is still very young, he has to continue maturing and completing the training process. He has the conditions, the rest depends on him. “
Since The Guardian began with “The Next Generation” in 2015, every year there were Argentine footballers among the 60 chosen. In 2019, they were the former Belgrano de Córdoba Bruno Amione, now at Hellas Verona, in Italy; Matías Palacios, from San Lorenzo, and Alan Velasco, from Independiente.
In 2018, the young figure of Vélez, Thiago Almada, and the Bicho striker, Gastón Verón, appeared. In 2017, Benjamin Garre, former Manchester City and now in Racing, and Facundo Colidio, on loan at Sint-Truidense in Belgium, were present.
In 2016, they had a place Ezequiel Barco, who arrived at Atlanta United of Major League Soccer after his time at Independiente, and Maximiliano Romero, PSV player from Holland and at that time from Vélez.
In the first edition, there were Franco López, from River, and Tomás Conechny, from the Portland Timbers of the MLS.