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Manchester City: Sky Sports share Julian Alvarez transfer development out of Eastlands

Manchester City: Sky Sports share Julian Alvarez transfer development out of Eastlands -Manchester City Transfer Rumours

Sharing a live TV development out of Eastlands, Sky Sports have some big Manchester City transfer news involving River Plate striking sensation Julian Alvarez.

The Lowdown: Guardiola in striker hunt…

Over the summer, it is no secret that Pep Guardiola and sporting director Txiki Begiristain were on the hunt to sign a world-class out-and-out striker to boost City’s chances of retaining their 2020/21 Premier League crown.

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Bids were lodged for Spurs superstar Harry Kane, with links even emerging to Cristiano Ronaldo during the latter stages of that transfer window.

City were ultimately unable to bring in a target of Guardiola’s desired calibre, but reliable reports have suggested that the Sky Blues will be on the lookout for a new forward addition as the main summer priority in 2022.

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is seen as a top target with meetings planned (David Ornstein), but Sky Sports have now shared news out of Eastlands as the English champions also eye a star for the future.

The Latest: Sky Sports drop Alvarez to Man City news live on air…

As per the reliable broadcaster, sharing a live TV transfer update out of City, Begiristain and co are in talks to sign ‘exciting’ South American forward Alvarez.

“We’ve got some breaking transfer news here on Sky Sports News,” they explained (via Football Daily).

“We can reveal that Manchester City are in talks with River Plate striker Julian Alvarez, now sources in Buenos Aires have told us his release clause is somewhere in the region of £15 million-£17 million.

“They’ve tracked him for some time, along with a host of other top clubs, he’s 21-years-old, he’s been capped five times for Argentina, and he’s scored 36 goals in 96 appearances for River Plate.

“In that time, he’s also set up 25 goals as well, certainly an exciting player, and Manchester City are in talks with his club about bringing him to the Etihad.”

The Verdict: Get it done…

Journalists close to the club, such as Manchester Evening News correspondent Stuart Brennan, say that a move for the Argentine marksman would not affect City’s interest in signing Haaland or returning for Tottenham star Kane later this year.

Taking this into account, we implore Guardiola’s side to win the race for Alvarez given his sky-high potential and ‘meteoric rise to prominence’, as Brennan put it.

Additions from the Americas have worked out well for City thus far, with Brazil international Gabriel Jesus really coming into his own since signing from Palmeiras in a £27m deal in 2016. Still just 24 years old, he has racked up a brilliant 88 goals and 43 assists in 220 City appearances as he nears a century of goals under Guardiola.

Going by his own prolific record across the Atlantic, Alvarez could follow a similar trajectory and become a real favourite for the Citizens. For a meagre fee between £15m-£17m, this move really seems like a no-brainer.

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