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Julian Alvarez to Manchester City: River President confirms transfer

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Julian Alvarez to Manchester City: River President confirms transfer

Manchester City signs Argentinian rising star Julian Alvarez. Jorge Brito, president of Alvarez’s current club River Plate, has confirmed the forward’s move to the Eastlands.

Brito said at ESPN: “We have a full agreement with Manchester City to sell Julian. The deal is done.”

Part of the transfer is that Alvarez will initially remain in Buenos Aires on loan. According to Brito, the attacker will continue to hunt for goals for River Plate until July 7 and will be available for the club in important Copa Libertadores games. Alvarez’ contract with City then runs until 2027. The fixed transfer fee is around 20 million euros.

Alvarez is considered a great talent. Last season, the River Plate centre-forward scored 24 goals in 46 competitive games and provided 15 assists. He has been an Argentinian international since last summer and has played five internationals for the Albiceleste.

Numerous well-known clubs are said to have courted the 21-year-old in recent months. FC Bayern, Napoli, City’s local rivals ManUnited, Real Madrid and the major Milan clubs Inter and Milan were mentioned in this context.

Alvarez made no secret of wanting to make the leap into a top league. “Playing in Europe is the dream of many because of the quality of the leagues and the importance of playing for these clubs,” said the 2020 goalscorer in an interview Radio La Red. He also revealed in the interview that he plays “with Barca or ManCity” on the PlayStation.

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