Manchester City’s plans for Julian Alvarez next season confirmed by club source
There has been ongoing speculation surrounding the immediate future of Argentina international Julian Alvarez, who is set to join Manchester City this summer when he completes his loan spell at River Plate in the coming weeks.
City agreed a five-and-a-half-year deal for the 22-year-old striker on the final day of the January transfer window, with Alvarez only proving his metal with a series of stunning displays for River Plate in the latter stages. from the previous campaign.
The belief among several quarters ago was that Alvarez would travel to Manchester and join the Premier League champions for pre-season for the club to review his performance and make a decision on his immediate future afterwards.
River Plate have been keen to extend Alvarez’s loan spell until next season, as reports emerged this week suggesting the versatile striker has been offered to Marseille on loan for the next campaign.
However, a host of sources close to Manchester City confirmed late on Friday night that Alvarez was not on loan anywhere and was part of Pep Guardiola’s pre-season plans.
Another update on Julian Alvarez’s future has been provided by Manchester Evening News’ Simon Bajkowski, who has confirmed the Etihad squad’s stance on their new signing’s role in their first-team squad next season.
It has been confirmed that Alvarez will join the Blues for pre-season and will be part of the Manchester City squad as Pep Guardiola’s men look to clinch three league titles in a row next season.
Etihad Stadium officials have made a quick decision on Alvarez’s future after the Argentine has continued to impress by racking up consistent attacking numbers since his summer move to Manchester was confirmed midway through the campaign former.
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