In a recent report, it was revealed that Manchester City are in pole position to land River Plate forward Julian Alvarez.
It is believed that the Mancunian giants are favorites to acquire the services of the Argentine sensation during this January transfer window.
Alvarez had a fruitful campaign with the Argentine outfit in the previous campaign after producing a handful of impressive displays as the focal point of their attack. The 21-year-old registered 24 goals and 15 assists in 46 matches for River Plate last season on all fronts.
The Calchin-born youngster performed admirably in Liga Professional, averaging 3.1 shots, 2.1 key passes, 1.1 crosses, and 2.1 dribbles per 90 minutes. However, he needs to take care of the ball a bit better when distributing possession in the final third as he completed 73.2% of his attempted passes in league football.
Alvarez’s speed and agility can cause a lot of difficulties for opposing center-backs. Last season, the Argentine prodigy transformed himself into a prolific presence in the final third, and he has even demonstrated the vision to put up some tempting chances for his colleagues up top.
The River Plate phenom is a terrific dribbler with the ball at his feet and can even whip in a few dangerous crosses into the opposing penalty area.
A forward of Alvarez’s caliber and potential would be an intriguing addition to Man City, as Pep Guardiola is still hunting for a replacement for Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium.
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