Manchester City has completed the signing the Sergio Aguero perfect replacement in the person of Julian Alvarez who was with Argentine top side River Plate. Pep Guardiola has been in search of a perfect replacement for Sergio Aguero since the departure of the Argentine to Barcelona before his career got a premature termination.
Manchester City Signs Julian Alvarez
Spanish tactician Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his squad in the remainder of the season so they can retain the English Premier League title and possibly win their first-ever Uefa Champions League trophy. The arrival of Julian Alvarez from River Plate is one the manager had waited for.
Alvarez, who will move to Manchester City for 18.5 million euros, played in 45 games across all competitions for River last season, during which time he scored 24 goals and produced 15 assists. According to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 21-year-old striker will put pen to paper on a five-year deal and then join Manchester City in July after spending the next few months on loan at River.
Unlike Manchester City, they are yet to sign any player in the current transfer window despite the departure of Ferran Torres to Barcelona. Pep Guardiola has made it clear that they will not sign a replacement for the player. According to him, when asked about the replacement for Ferran Torres, he said: “No, we’re not going to bring in any striker in January.”
The arrival of the player has now contradicted the manager’s earlier statement, but the manager said he signed him because “Alvarez” is very focused.