Premier League: Manchester City confirm Julian Alvarez to join the team during the weekend

Manchester City have confirmed that Argentine forward Julian Alvarez will be joining the team during the weekend ahead of the new season.

Alvarez will finally join City during the weekend (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alvarez joined City during January this year on a five-and-a-half year deal
  • The Argentine played his last game for River Plate on Thursday
  • Alvarez will be unveiled before the fans on Sunday

Manchester City announced on Friday that Argentine forward Julian Alvarez will join the team during the weekend ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Alvarez, who signed a five-and-a-half deal with City in January this year, remained with River Plate on loan for the remainder of the South American campaign. His final game for the Argentinian club was on Thursday.

City have now confirmed that Alvarez will be unveiled on Sunday in front of the fans at West Reception alongside new signings Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega Moreno.

Alvarez opened up on his happiness about joining the reigning Premier League champions and said that he feels ready to play for City. He also revealed his confidence in flourishing under Pep Guardiola and said that the City manager’s style of play is exciting.

“I am incredibly happy and I feel ready to play for City. This is, without doubt, one of the biggest teams in world football. You only have to see what this team has won in the last decade to understand the quality of the setup.”

“I feel confident I can flourish here. The style of play Pep encourages is exciting and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

“City has an amazing recent history of Argentinian players and I want to put my stamp on the Club in the same way Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Tevez did.”

“I am so thankful for everything River Plate did for me and I want to thank the fans, staff and players for their support.

“But I am now 100% focused on Manchester City. I want to give my best to this club, help my teammates and contribute to Manchester City’s success,” said Alvarez.

City will begin their Premier League title defense with a tricky away trip to West Ham United on 7th August.

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