Sevilla are reportedly keeping close tabs on Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, with the La Liga giants keen on completing a loan deal.
A recent report from Fichajes has offered an update on the future of Julian Alvarez. The Argentine forward currently plies his trade for River Plate, but he is set to arrive at the Etihad at the end of the season to join the Manchester City camp. But the Argentine prospect has emerged as a target for Sevilla, with the La Liga giants open to loaning the player this summer.
It appears Los Nervionenses are aware of Alvarez’s uncertain prospects at Manchester City. While the English champions had acquired the services of the youngster as a potential long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero, the player may have difficulties finding regular game-time at the Etihad in light of the potential arrival of Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian striker has reportedly given the green light to complete a move to Manchester City this summer. He could become the club’s main centre forward next season, putting several established first-team players at risk of losing significant game-time at the Etihad, let alone Alvarez.
The young Argentine prospect will come to England with no prior experience of European football. The 22-year-old, though, has been a dream performer for River Plate since making his breakthrough in 2020. In just 107 appearances, the striker has racked up 41 goals and 27 assists, notably helping the club win the Argentinian league in 2021.
Alvarez was also a part of the Argentine setup that won the Copa America last year. He has won seven caps for his country so far, scoring just one goal. Despite his lack of experience in European football, Sevilla believe the 22-year-old has what it takes to leave a mark in La Liga. As such, they want to bring him on loan this summer in order to help Julen Lopetegui reinforce his offensive unit.
Alvarez will likely be considered a direct replacement for Anthony Martial. The Frenchman was brought from Manchester United on loan in January, but the Andalusian club will not activate his buy-out clause following poor performances and lack of prominence in Lopetegui’s plans.
Sevilla’s deal to sign Alvarez on loan may not include any buy-out clause, though. Manchester City, after all, rate the Argentine prospect highly and would want to keep hold of his services for the foreseeable future as Pep Guardiola looks to build the foundation of a lasting empire at the Etihad.