Julian Alvarez: Manchester City sign striker from River Plate on Deadline Day
The 22-year-old has scored 36 goals and contributed 25 assists in 96 appearances for River Plate. Why is the World Cup 2022 the event of the year?
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City have been looking for a striker since the departure of their all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero and missing out on the capture of Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Despite being short of options in the striking department, City have managed to build an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, having played a game more than second-placed Liverpool, who are the division's top scorers. What to know in case you are travelling to Qatar – World Cup 2022
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain believes City have signed a player with significant potential.
"Julian is a player we have monitored for some time," Begiristain said. "He is capable of operating in a number of attacking roles, and we firmly believe he's one of the best young attacking players in South America.
"I am so happy we have managed to bring him to Manchester City. I really believe we can provide him with the right conditions to fulfil his potential and become a top player."