Julián Álvarez will join Manchester City in the next transfer market (Reuters)
Julián Álvarez was signed at the beginning of the year by Manchester City in exchange for 21 million euros, but will continue to play for River Plate until the European summer, according to the English team’s website. However, Pep Guardiola’s team was not the only one who was interested in the scorer in the last transfer market and this week it was learned that another Premier League team ruled him out for an unusual reason.
Is that Ralf Rangnick, current manager of Manchester United, revealed that during the last transfer period he pressed to hire a striker to reinforce the attack of the Red Devils: “The board of directors saw it the same way, they agreed, but they also talked to the exploration department at the same time. Maybe we should have tried to sign a player in these 48 hours as we knew that Mason (Greenwood) would not be available and Anthony Martial had already left on loan… But we didn’t. Maybe I should have pushed even harder to get this extra striker.”
As he told a press conference, “the answer at that time was: ‘No, there is no player on the market that can really help us’”. In this way they ruled out the three players they had in the portfolio: “(Luis) Díaz who is now in Liverpool, Álvarez who will be in Manchester City in the summer, (Dusan) Vlahovic who was with Fiorentina at that time. So those are just three of them that come to mind right now. The answer was no and that was it. We were still in three competitions: the FA Cup, the Champions League, at that time we were fourth in the league.
On the official site of Manchester City, Julián Álvarez appears as part of the squad
Álvarez could then have had a different destiny and could have shared a squad with Cristiano Ronaldo, whose future is now unknown because the English team will hardly qualify for the next Champions League and the Portuguese wants to remain part of the European elite.
In this way, City had a free hand to negotiate for the Spiderwho will continue on loan at the Millionaire until the end of the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, although from the Núñez club they will try to keep it until the end of the year, so that it can be part of the entire competition.
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