Julian Alvarez It was one of the last great performances of Argentine football and he had already shown it before he became world champion with the Argentina national team, as a starter and author of four goals. His abnormal stats are in River quickly caught the attention of several teams in Europe, but the one that finally grabbed it is nothing more and nothing less than Manchester City, the two-time Premier League champion, who officially announced the transfer on January 31, 2022. The gross amount is €21,000,000while the millionaire received about 17,000,000.
His unofficial debut took place on Wednesday 20 June in a 2-1 win against America of Mexico, but the first official game was on July 30 in the final of the Community shield against Liverpool. He came in on 70 and 12 minutes later scored his first official goal. Despite this, City lost 1–3 and were left without a title.
The former River got minutes again in the friendly against Barcelona, at Camp Nou, on Wednesday, August 24. Already the twenty-one’after a foul by the goalkeeper, He scored the team’s partial 1-0, in the game that ended 3-3. Days later, he continued to show what he is for, joining Crystal Palace for half an hour as City went from 2-1 down to a thrashing 4-2.
On his first Premier League start, he not only scored the whole game, but also scored a brace. It was in the 6-0 win against the mythical, but newly promoted Nottingham Forest. His first goal for the Champions League It was against Copenhagen, in the 5-0 win. The spider He put the icing on the cake by scoring fifth, but his best day in the competition came on day six when he scored a goal and provided two assists in the 3-1 win against Sevilla that put Guardiola’s men in first place. insured.
Between November and December it was key for Argentina I managed to become world champion in Qatar and returned to City with applause and praise. His first goal in 2023 he scored it from a penalty kick, in the 4–0 win against Chelsea for the FA Cup and added another against Tottenham, on January 19 for the Premier and against Hugo Lloris, a month and a day after the World Cup final.
Losing ground throughout February, he didn’t even get into the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, but on February 25 he scored again against Bournemouth in the Premier and three days later assisted Foden in the FA Cup against Bristol City . . And again in the Cup, he sealed a double plus assist in the 6–0 win over Burnley on 18 March.
Julius until 2028
On Thursday, March 17, Manchester City released the news that Álvarez had extended his contract with the club until June 2028. The striker had signed his contract in 2022 until mid-2027, but everything this season in both his club and the national team has given the necessary confidence to continue.
“Julian has impressed everyone at Manchester City with his technical skills, dedication and attitude. He is the ideal role model for a young footballer and an inspiration for anyone wanting to break into the game. He has already shown here in England that he has excellent movements and a natural goal instinct.” Txiki Begiristain, Director of football of the city.
How did you do in your last game?
In Manchester City’s visit to the Selhurst Park Stadium to take on Crystal Palace, Julián went into the last half hour. The game was still drawn with no goals and the Argentine’s contribution was seen in a much sharper quest for victory. In the end it was 1-0, with Haaland scoring from a penalty and Pep Guardiola’s men continued to put pressure on Arsenal, the only league leaders.
All songs from Julián Álvarez in Manchester City:
Julián Álvarez’s best goals and assists in Manchester City
- Julián dropped him into midfield, ran into the void and after sitting down his marker defined everything for Burnley 6-0
- Great assist from Julián in the FA Cup.
- The Spider screams for the first time as a visitor in the Premier League!
- Julián Álvarez’s first goal as world champion.
- Goal from the Spider to Chelsea, for the Carabao Cup.
- Nice goal from Julián vs. Seville for champions!
- Julián Álvarez’s first goal in the Champions League.
- Double of the spin vs. Forest.
- Julián’s first goal in the Premier League.
- Julián’s first goal in Manchester City!
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