City Football Group director (CFG), Joan Patsy has revealed the main reason behind why Man City chose to sign Julian Alvarez.
Since his arrival from River Plate for £14.1 million, the gifted striker has instantly looked the part at the Etihad Stadium.
With 6 goals and 2 assists across all competitions in such limited minutes, the 22-year-old has proven his mettle at City so far.
At the World Cup as well, “La Arana” was one of the key players for Argentina as they went all the way.
With 4 goals in the tournament, Alvarez well and truly put himself on the map by shining for Lionel Scaloni’s side.
Despite playing in England for only a matter of months, the prodigious marksman has cemented his place as the main No.9 of the world champions.
While Pep Guardiola does not need any reminding of just how talented Alvarez, witnessing him take Qatar by storm would have emerged as a pleasant surprise even for him.
CFG director on the primary reason why Man City signed Julian Alvarez
CFG director, Joan Patsy has told Què T’hi Jugues the main factor that influenced Man City to sign Julian Alvarez.
“The main reason why Manchester City signed Julian Alvarez is that he moves around the field exactly as we want a 10 to do. He is a fantastic addition.”
Alvarez being a contrasting profile to Haaland is a huge bonus
It seems as if Man City were especially keen on Julian Alvarez, who is the perfect blend of a lethal goalscorer while also having the creativity abilities of a No.10.
Unlike Erling Haaland whose inch-perfect timing of runs and physical dominance makes him such a complete striker, Alvarez’s technical security makes him such a contrast to the Norwegian.
Plus, the Argentine ace gives Pep Guardiola a completely different option to Haaland as well.
After all, when Sergio Aguero of all people always knew Julian Alvarez was destined for the top, Man City were clearly always in safe hands.