The 22-year-old signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the club in January, but remained on loan at River Plate until the end of the South American campaign. His final match for Rivers came on Thursday in the second leg of their Copa Libertadores last-16 match against Vélez Sarsfield, a game that ended 0–0 and Vélez progressed 1–0 on aggregate.
Alvarez will be unveiled to Citi fans at Sunday’s West reception, which will include fellow new teammates Erling Haaland, Calvin Phillips and Stephen Ortega Moreno.
“I’m incredibly happy and I look forward to playing for City. It’s undoubtedly one of the greatest teams in world football. You just have to look at what this team has done over the past decade to understand the quality of the setup.” What has won. Alvarez told Manchester City’s official website.
“I believe I can flourish here. The style encouraged by Pep is exciting and I can’t wait to be a part of it. City has a wonderful recent history of Argentine players and I put my stamp on the club.” So did Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Tevez. I am very grateful for everything River Plate has done for me and I want to thank the fans, staff and players for their support.” They said.
“But I am 100 percent focused on Manchester City now. I want to give my best to this club, help my teammates and contribute to Manchester City’s success.”
Alvarez made his senior river plate debut in October 2018 and has since gained a reputation as one of the best young forwards in Argentina.
He made 53 goals and 31 assists in 120 River Plate appearances – including a strike in their 4–0 victory over Racing in November, which resulted in sealing the Argentine league title.
lvarez made his senior international debut last June in a World Cup qualifier against Chile, replacing ngel Di Maria by an hour, and was part of the team that won the Copa America in July. He has a total of nine caps for Argentina, scoring once.
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