River Plate Star Alvarez Becomes Priority Signing For FC Barcelona
The problem continues for FC Barcelona, who, after crashing out of the Champions League thanks to another humbling 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, have actually simply discovered that their number 9 Memphis Depay will be out for a month hurt with a hamstring knock.
With Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, and Ansu Fati all missing too, this magnifies the requirement for another striker to boost Xavi Hernandez’s team with the January transfer window quickly approaching.
Until just recently, Karim Adeyemi was a leading target with the Blaugrana having apparently made a deal to the 19- year-old ranked at EUR40 mn ($45 mn).
On Thursday, nevertheless, it was reported that the German presently at RB Salzburg has a spoken arrangement to sign up with Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund.
This then, according to reports in Italy and Portugal, has actually pressed Barca towards Julian Alvarez, a 21- year-old marksman who has shone in Marcelo Gallardo’s league-winning River Plate clothing in Argentina with 17 objectives and 9 helps throughout 20 looks.
Known as ‘The Spider’, due to looking like though “he had more than 2 legs” when dribbling the ball initially club Atlético Calchín, Alvarez likewise embraces a Spiderman-esque event when scoring.
No complete stranger to Europe, the child as soon as invested a month on trial at Real Madrid aged 11 and amazed, yet needed to go back to South America when administrative issues supplied a barrier to remaining in their youth academy completely.
A years later on, Barca have competitors aside from Madrid thinking about Alvarez’s capture, with Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Air Conditioner Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina and Bayer Leverkusen all monitoring his development.
At present, the payment of a EUR25 mn ($282 mn) release stipulation will release this summer season’s Copa America winner with the Argentine nationwide group from his River Plate responsibilities.
Alvarez is referred to as “a mobile forward” who “can adjust to numerous positions on the assaulting frontline” while fitting “completely into Xavi’s football ideology”.
Above all, he might likewise offer the objectives that Barca so plainly absence, after just netting 2 throughout 6 devastating getaways on the continent in Group E that have actually sentenced them to the secondary Europa League.