Julián Álvarez is the great jewel of Argentine football and the suitors do not stop knocking on the doors of the Monumental to find out the conditions to take over their services. The present of the native of Calchín is unbeatable, as he is the top scorer in the Professional League and has become a regular feature of Lionel Scaloni’s squad in the Argentine team.
So far this tournament he has scored 15 goals in just 16 appearances (in his last performance he dispatched with four goals against Patronato) and provided 5 assists. His numbers are top worldwide, since they place him among the best Under 21s on the planet, competing side by side with names such as the Norwegian from Borussia Dortmund Erling Haaland, the English Phil Foden (Manchester City) and Jadon Sancho (Manchester United and the Serbian Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina).
As reported by the newspaper Mark, the last to join the race to hire him is nothing more and nothing less than Real Madrid, one of the most powerful clubs in the world. “The scouting department of the white club follows him very closely and sees him as an interesting option for the future if he continues with the evolution he is showing in the Argentine championship,” said the Spanish newspaper.
If he disembarks at the Merengue club, the Cordovan will go under the command of the Italian Carlo Ancelotti and will compete for a place in the team with Vinícius Júnior, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Lucas Vázquez, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. among others. From Núñez they would only let his figure go if a team puts in 20 million euros.
It is worth remembering that Álvarez had a fleeting step through the inferiors of the White House. At the age of 11 he crossed the Atlantic to wear the colors of Real Madrid. Although the coaches of the club in the Spanish capital were delighted with his talent and skill, his family chose to return to Argentina.
“He was there for a month. He made such a difference here that they came to see him from everywhere. He passed them over to rivals. He would face and go to the area. Either on the right or on the left. He plays similarly as he does now with River ”, Claudio Gorgerino, mayor of Calchín, told Infobae. Rivardo Varas, his first coach, clarified that “he participated in some championships, he was even a scorer. But since I was a minor, Real Madrid couldn’t sign boys of that age ”.
At that time he traveled with his father and spent almost a month staying in the Spanish capital, where he had the pleasure of meeting and taking photos with some international figures, such as Sergio Ramos or the Argentines Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María. He was also present in Barcelona‘s 2-0 win over Merengue at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the 2011 Champions League semifinals – the Catalans would later win the final against Manchester United -.
Another of the great interested in the Spider it’s Juventus from Italy, entity that even sent scouts to Buenos Aires to see the striker up close. River Plate’s agenda marks that in his next presentations he will visit Platense, on Thursday 25 he will receive Racing and on Sunday 28 he will go to Gigante de Arroyito to face Rosario Central.
Fiorentina also appears on the list, since according to the Italian press Nicolás Burdisso considers him the ideal replacement for Dusan Vlahovic (they want him from the Premier League). In case of signing with the Viola club, the forward will share a roster with former River Lucas Martínez Quarta and his teammate Nicolás González.
Nor should Milan be ruled out, the entity that surveyed him during the past transfer market. It is worth remembering that his contract with the leader of the Professional League expires in December 2022. He is also in the orbit of Bayer Leverkusen of Germany and Ajax of the Netherlands.
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