Aston Villa could begin talks with the representatives of River Plate next week over Julian Alvarez, according to respected Radio Continental journalist Sebastián Srur on Twitter.
The Argentina international is said to be eyeing a move to Europe this window to advance his career [Birmingham Live].
Completing an outstanding 2020/21 campaign, the versatile offensive talent registered 11 goal contributions from 20 outings; four goals and seven assists [Transfermarkt].
Would Alvarez be a good signing for Aston Villa?
Roughly translated, Srur claimed the following on Twitter: “Aston Villa, interested in Julian Alvarez. It will be necessary to see if they advance with a concrete offer. There may be meetings next week in England.”
Of course, Aston Villa have already been very prominent in the summer window, having broken their transfer record to acquire Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City [BBC].
Additionally, the Villains have brought in Ashley Young on a free transfer and could now be set for a third signing as Alvarez mulls over his future.
As you can imagine, loads of Villa diehards took to Twitter to revel in this latest news.
Villa fans react:
Replying to popular Aston Villa fan outlet villareport, here are how some supporters summed up their feelings about these recent developments, with one fan even comparing the youngster to Lionel Messi.
“The next messi in my books, get it done”
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