English Premier League defending champions Manchester City are hoping to complete a deal for River Plate and Argentina forward Julian Alvarez. Alvarez has scored 36 goals in 96 appearances for the Argentine champions and he is considered as one of the most gifted young players in South America.
Manchester City wants to sign Julian Alvarez
The 21-year-old made his international debut against Chile last summer and was part of the squad that won the Copa America in July. The forward is currently contracted to River until December 2022. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has not made any secret of his belief that signing an orthodox striker is very important to him, even though his side effectively won last season’s Premier League without one and are currently nine points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table.
Alvarez has made five international caps for Argentina and he was recently selected for his country’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia.