Although Zuculini has now officially sealed his move, the Argentina Under-20 international had already been part of City's pre-season tours of Scotland and the United States and scored in the Premier League champions' friendly against Kansas City.

The 21-year-old, who is available for Sunday's Community Shield against Arsenal, said he can't wait to sample life at a major club after leaving Argentine team Racing for a fee reported to be in the region of �3 million ($5 million).

"I'm very excited about the future. I am looking forward to the experiences which this move will bring and to improving myself as a player," he told City's website.