Man City fans might already be excited about the fact that a certain striker is set to arrive at the Etihad Stadium in the near future, however there is another one that could also give fans something to really cheer about in the coming season.
Julian Alvarez is a 22-year-old forward that will be teaming up with the Premier League champions this summer after being bought in the January transfer window. Given what he has recently managed to achieve, the £14.1 million deal with River Plate might have to be considered a piece of exceptional business.
Capped by Argentina seven teams, he has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal and will now be able to enjoy himself on the arabic-casinos.net site when he has some downtime.
However, he will also be able to join Manchester City as a record-holder as he made history in one of his latest outings for the Argentine outfit.
On Wednesday, he became the first player in River Plate’s 121-year history to score six goals in a single game. He netted a double hat-trick against Alianza Lima in the Copa Libertadores.
His first hat-trick was completed by the time the half-time whistle was blown, before netting another three in the 54th, 57th and 83rd minutes as River Plate managed to storm to an 8-1 victory, according to an article by GiveMeSport.
Alvarez also managed to go home with two match balls after achieving the astonishing feat, with the youngster a very happy man.
With Haaland and Alvarez both at the Etihad Stadium from next season, the Premier League might just be a rather scary competition for the other teams that compete in it.
Naturally, City will not buy just any old player and it is hardly a surprise that there has been some positive words about what the higher-ups are already expecting from the 22-year-old.
The club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said after Alvarez’s signing was confirmed earlier this year: “I really believe we can provide him with the right conditions to fulfil his potential and become a top player.”
“Up front, in the middle,” Pep Guardiola revealed, per City’s official website, when asked in February where Alvarez may fit into his team.
“I see a player more in positions between the pockets and the striker. A guy with this sense of goal has to play close to the goal.
“For the age, for the price, for many reasons for the future it is a really good deal. He is a guy who has a sense of goal, the quality, the movement in behind – a street player.
“He is so dynamic. I think when he is playing the goal is there in his mind with the way he finishes and makes the movements over five metres.
“He has the desire, the passion and the strength without the ball.”