Transfer News: Manchester United not in contact with the agent of Julián Álvarez
Julián Álvarez is one of the most bright youngsters playing in Argentina. The 21-year-old has already bagged 18 goals and 7 assist in 21 appearances which is a massive achievement for a player of his age range. The River Plate forward has attracted much attention lately for his attacking display.
Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are all believed to be interested in Álvarez, who has a €20m buyout clause in his contract.
Even though the competition looked stiff, It was reported that Manchester United has the edge over the other teams in the race. It was also said that the agent of Julián Álvarez has received a call from the Manchester United board to discuss the possibility of the signature.
However, the current scenario suggests otherwise. It is believed that Álvarez’s agent didn’t have any meeting with the Red Devils board in the past. But, the agent has scheduled a trip to Europe for January 2nd.
Manchester United currently have two of the most decorated forwards of world football. Edinson Cavani played a heroic role last season to save United’s hope to hold the top 4 positions. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is the leading scorer for Red Devils. However, both the superstars are over 34-years of age and in the twilight of their peak careers. Therefore, a long term expectation over them could be illogical.
On top of that, Anthony Martial has been heavily linked with an away move in recent times, and Ralf Rangnick fulled the rumours by agreeing that the French superstar has already communicated his intention to leave. Therefore, it is evident that the Red Devils don’t have many long term options for the centre forward position.
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Álvarez has been sensational Aregntine Premiera Division. Even though that doesn’t guarantee whether the player would be good in England, his skills look exquisite. What makes the transfer even more interesting is that the Argentine player is currently in the initial years of his professional career.
It remains to be seen if United can set up a meeting with his manager in the coming days. But any investment in the youngster could turn advantageous for Ralf Rangnick’s long term plans.