Is Julian Alvarez set to leave Man City for La Liga winners?

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Argentina's Julian Alvarez could be setting his sights on a transfer away from Manchester City this summer, as multiple reports suggest the player's time at the club is almost done.

The 24-year-old signed for Man City back in January 2022, agreeing on a five-and-a-half-year contract but would continue to play for River Plate until July.

Since his arrival, Julian has been delighted with many trophies to add to his name, such as the Premier League, FA Cup, and even Man City's first-ever Champions League - which also resulted in the club's historic 22/23 treble.

Alongside the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, Alvarez also saw success in the FIFA World Cup with Argentina, where he became a world champion.

For the 23/24 season, Alvarez scored a total of 19 goals in all competitions, adding to the 17 he scored last year.

But, recently it has been reported that Man City and Alvarez could be ending their relationship this coming summer, with the Argentine player possibly heading over to join 2021 La Liga title winners Atletico Madrid.

While the player or club themselves haven't said anything to suggest a transfer move, it still seems that the reports could have some accuracy to them.

The player has always been a backup to Erling Haaland, either in substitution, if Haaland was on the bench or if he wasn't able to play. Maybe this comes as a reason for a likely transfer, where he would be granted more game time as a starter.

Alvarez has said not to be too keen on a move to Atletico Madrid and would prefer another club. Another club that has emerged in talks is Barcelona.

Manchester City do have a recent history of selling their players to Barcelona, such as Joao Cancelo (who was on loan), Ferran Torres, and Ilkay Gundogan. Could Julian Alvarez be next?

But the idea of the Catalan club struggling to afford the player could be a barrier in this scenario.


A few months ago, it was Real Madrid who expressed interest in Alvarez's signature; but since the arrival of Kylian Mbappe, that option will no longer even be considered by Madrid.

The idea of any other Prem club signing the player isn't ruled out, as maybe Arsenal could take this as an opportunity to get themselves an actual goalscorer.     

Maybe an Italian Serie A side would be interested or maybe Paris Saint-Germain could tempt the player to be a fill-in for Kylian Mbappe?

Nothing is confirmed and maybe we'll see Julian Alvarez continue his journey at Manchester City next season.

For now, the player will be focusing on the Copa America. Even though Alvarez hasn't been officially selected by the Argentina manager, the chances of Julian featuring in this year's Copa will be very high.