Julian Alvarez has been linked to a range of top European clubs and the PL champions are considering making the move.
A little about Julian Alvarez
Man City is considering a move for forward River Plate. The young player’s contract is believed to have a release clause set at around £17m. Man City have been without a striker all season since missing out on Kane from Tottenham in the summer, but he is unlikely to go straight for Guardiola this season with a manager keen on signing a front-line striker in the summer. River is keen to keep him for the next six months and he could then be loaned out to a sister club as part of the City Football Group.
Julian Alvarez scored 18 goals in 21 Argentine top flight appearances last season. Julian is one of Argentina’s most promising young players, having made five appearances for the national team in World Cup qualifiers and Copa América. The Argentina international was at the Madrid academy for two years but was unable to sign them as he was under 13.
Madrid has been linked with a comeback for the player and he has been a potential target for a host of European giants including Barcelona and Man Utd. After returning to Argentina with River Plate, Alvarez made his professional debut in 2018 and has scored 36 goals in 96 appearances. Relatively small and with a low center of gravity, Julian has drawn comparisons to fellow Argentinian and Man City record goalscorer Aguero, but he also has the ability to play anywhere across three fronts.
What did Julian Alvarez say?
In 2020, Julian Alvarez said that playing in Europe is the dream of most people because of the quality of these leagues and what it means to be in these clubs. According to Alvarez, he handles it easily. Apparently Julian is talking to his agent and his family, but Alvarez knows he has to focus on what he’s doing. The time will come later, through the work that Julian is doing. according to Julian Alvarez on Playstation he plays with Barcelona or Man City.
Meanwhile, River Plate President Brito has all but confirmed that Julian will be leaving the club this year, though without directly naming Man City. Jorge Brito said that looking at everything Alvarez did, it was always likely that someone would pay for his release. The hardest part was keeping him on loan, as Alvarez is almost indispensable for Gallardo and the squad. Under the contract, even though the loan is until July 7, there is a clause that as long as River continues in the Copa Libertadores, Julian Alvarez will stay with them.