Real Madrid are tracking Julian Alvarez with the idea of making a move for the Manchester City forward at the next available opportunity.
According to Fichajes, Real Madrid have set their sights on Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez over a potential future move after three non-EU sports opened up in their squad. President Florentino Perez is keen on adding South American stars, particularly an attacker with versatile qualities.
Julian Alvarez was not a player Manchester City thought would flourish so quickly. The Argentine forward arrived in the summer after the Citizens agreed on a move with River Plate back in January. He cost City €18 million, and so far, the attacker has proven his worth.
In the summer, Manchester City were considering sending Alvarez out on loan to aid his development. However, seeing his qualities on the training pitch in pre-season, Pep Guardiola decided to keep him on board. The 22-year-old has scored four goals in 15 appearances across all competitions, which is a sizeable return so far.
Alvarez can play as a central striker or in wide areas, similar to former Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, who joined Arsenal in the summer. As he continues to flourish despite his limited game time, there are few sides keeping tabs on his progress.
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in the Argentine international at the next available opportunity, possibly in the summer. Florentino Perez is keen on signing South Americans, with Endrick a famous target, after three non-EU spots opened up in the squad. Eder Militao, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes have recently obtained dual citizenship.
Perez is keen on a versatile attacker who could play through the middle and on the wings. Jesus is a name mentioned again, but he may not end up leaving Arsenal anytime soon. Other options include Alvarez from Manchester City.
If Real Madrid come in with an offer, Alvarez might find it difficult to turn down like any other player. Manchester City would play hardball to let a player leave so soon after acquiring him. They have done similar business in the past with the sale of Ferran Torres. But with Alvarez, it is a different case.
Real Madrid may come up with a bid next summer as Perez looks to fill those empty non-EU spots. Alvarez could be a smart acquisition as his qualities might suit Spanish football. If he continues to have a good season, his price tag may jump, which Manchester City will certainly hope.