River Plate know they’ll battle to tie Julian Alvarez all the way down to an improved contract after Tottenham Hotspur joined Premier League rivals Aston Villa within the race for his signature, as reported by TYC Sport.
If Alvarez was considered a person in demand a number of months in the past – when Aston Villa had presumably identified him as a potential Jack Grealish successor – he definitely is now.
River’s quantity 9 has taken his already spectacular recreation to a brand new degree this season, confidence coursing via his veins after contributing to Argentina’s Copa America glory.
In simply 11 video games, he’s scored seven objectives and supplied 4 assists.
What’s extra, as South American publication InfoBae identified final week, no participant below the age of 21 in world soccer has supplied as many key passes this season as Alvarez, although we’d imagine Phil Foden is giving him a good run for his money.
No marvel curiosity is on the rise.
Calciomercato believes Tottenham, Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan in addition to long-term admirers Aston Villa are already placing plans in place for a possible January swoop.
And there’s little River can do to cease Alvarez packing his baggage and taking his free-flowing fleet-footed model throughout the Atlantic.
There’s a £22 million launch clause within the teen’s contract – not an insignificant sum by any means however a attainable cut price when you think about Alvarez’s huge potential.
Might Julian Alvarez be on the transfer to Tottenham or Aston Villa eventually?
In line with TYC, River Plate additionally know coming to an settlement on a brand new deal – one that will presumably delete or increase his launch clause – can be simpler stated than achieved.
Alvarez’s present deal expires in December 2022, that means a price far decrease than £22 million could need to be accepted sooner or later within the subsequent 12 months or so.
“He’s a incredible participant. This (switch hearsay) will heat the cockles of the guts of each Villa supporter. He jogs my memory of the good Gary Shaw,” said South American expert Tim Vickery, highlighting the similarities between Alvarez and Villa’s 1982 European Cup winner.
“Alvarez may be very cellular. He’s actually vibrant and clever, he can take the ball any method it comes, he combines very properly.
“He’s a extremely stylish participant and, if Villa do land him, there are many causes to be cheerful.”
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