Julian Alvarez ‘to sign new Manchester City contract next week’
Julian Alvarez has reportedly agreed to sign a new long-term contract with Manchester City next week, which can run till the summer time of 2028.
The 22-year-old ahead joined the Residents from River Plate in January 2022 and instantly returned to his boyhood membership on mortgage earlier than linking up with Pep Guardiola‘s facet final summer time.
Following the summer time arrival of Erling Braut Haaland, Alvarez has needed to accept a peripheral function in City’s first-team to date this season, beginning solely 14 of his 31 appearances throughout all competitions.
Nevertheless, the ahead has nonetheless contributed with 10 objectives and three assists this marketing campaign, scoring not less than as soon as within the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and Group Defend.
Alvarez was one of many breakout stars on the 2022 World Cup with winners Argentina, recording 4 objectives and one help in seven matches, together with a brace within the 3-0 semi-final victory over Croatia.
Alvarez’s present contract on the Etihad Stadium runs till the summer time of 2027, however a current report claims that the ahead has been in discussions with City over a new profitable deal.
Barcelona have been credited with an curiosity in Alvarez, with Sport claiming that the Catalan giants have been alerted by the ahead’s ‘considerations’ over his lack of normal first-team soccer below Guardiola.
Nevertheless, in accordance with journalist Fabrizio Romano, Alvarez has ‘authorised’ City’s newest contract provide and can put pen to paper on his new one-year extension next week.
The ahead is believed to be incomes round £50,000 every week on his present deal, however Romano claims that the ahead will probably be rewarded with a ‘important’ pay rise for his progress since becoming a member of the membership.
Alvarez lately revealed that he’s nonetheless adapting to life in England and believes he can proceed to develop as a participant and particular person below Guardiola, who he has labelled as “probably the greatest coaches on this planet”.
“It is a number of new issues. I knew I used to be coming six months earlier than. I all the time attempt to get used to it and adapt as rapidly as doable. The identical factor occurred to me after I left Calchin for Buenos Aires,” the Argentine instructed TyC Sports activities.
“The nice factor is that I’m with my household and my girlfriend, and the day-to-day life is just a little simpler. I really feel good, though some individuals speak concerning the climate.
“Everyone knows what [Guardiola] did, he is probably the greatest coaches on this planet. I attempt to pay attention and study a number of issues. He had one of the best gamers and gained so many issues? You all the time study and you’ll develop as a participant and as an individual.”
Alvarez will probably be hoping to drive his means into the beginning lineup when Man City welcome RB Leipzig to the Etihad for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 conflict on Tuesday.