It has been reported that Real Madrid are plotting a transfer for Manchester City sensation Julian Alvarez.
This comes from SPORT, as it seems like the World Cup winner continues to be linked with a move elsewhere.
Now, it seems like Julian Alvarez has caught the eye of those at Real Madrid as they continue to search for a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid keen on Julian Alvarez transfer
Branded as ‘extraordinary’ by Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, the Argentine striker has started the 2023/2024 season on fire, scoring two goals in his side’s first four games.
Many believe that it is only a matter of time until the former River Plate frontman leaves City due to an inability to usurp Erling Haaland for a starting spot in the side.
Real Madrid may well hold the same opinion as they are believed to be targeting the signing of Julian Alvarez once again after missing out on his signature as he joined Manchester City in January last year.
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It seems like their keenness on signing PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe served as a distraction for Los Blancos at the time.
As it has been rumoured that Manchester City could make a move for Evan Ferguson, Real Madrid would be tempted by the prospect of signing Julian Alvarez, especially if he is available for a fee of £51.4 million.
In addition, it has been revealed that if the Spanish giants are unable to wrap up the signing of Mbappe in the summer of 2024 as well, Alvarez could be viewed as their plan B.
High unlikely that Manchester City sell Alvarez
For starters, Julian Alvarez extended his contract up until 2028 in March this year, which makes it unlikely that Manchester City would be willing to sell him to any club, including Real Madrid.
And if Carlo Ancelotti’s side are serious about signing the 23-year-old, they will be demanded to offer a club record fee.
But even so, the Sky Blues simply have no reason to sell one of the most promising strikers in the world, who is only going to get better and better under Guardiola’s coaching.