Director: £14 million Man City star has 1 'advantage' over other strikers
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Director: £14 million Man City star has 1 'advantage' over other strikers

City Football Group (CFG) director, Joan Patsy has touched on how Man City striker Julian Alvarez being a midfielder during his early days gives him the edge over most No.9’s.

It’s clear to see that the 22-year-old is so much more than just an orthodox goalscorer.

One aspect of the youngster’s game that has already stood out at the Etihad Stadium is his impressive eye for a pass.

The long diagonal played by Julian Alvarez to Riyad Mahrez for his attempt on goal before the former’s strike against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup is the perfect example of his underrated playmaking ability.

Even for Angel Di Maria’s goal against France in the World Cup final, the gifted marksman’s weight of pass to Alexis Mac Allister, who assisted the strike was sublime.

How Man City star Julian Alvarez playing in midfield hands him an edge over other strikers

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Now, CFG director, Joan Patsy has highlighted how the experience of playing in midfield makes Man City star Julian Alvarez a cut above most strikers.

“Julian played as a midfielder when he was young and because of that, he has a vision of the field that normally a centre forward does not have.”

“There are movements that come naturally to him and are not taught, an advantage he has over others”, he told Què T’hi Jugues.

The Man City striker is well and truly the complete package

Several strikers such as Gabriel Jesus and Lautaro Martinez are often lauded for their complete games.

However, the common theme between both goalscorers is that they do not guarantee to put the ball into the back of the net.

While Julian Alvarez’s midfield experience seems to have honed his arsenal, he is also an extremely bankable finisher, which makes him the dream striker for any club.

And so far, the wonderkid has proven why he has been an absolute bargain at £14.1 million.

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