Manchester City and River Plate are in talks to sign Argentina international striker Julian Alvarez.
Alvarez’s current deal with River Plate runs through December 2022, and his release clause is thought to be in the range of £15m-£17m.
Alvarez is currently under contract with River Plate until December 2022, following the start of the next Argentine Primera season in June.
City, along with a slew of other top clubs, have been keeping tabs on Alvarez for some time.
In 96 games with River Plate, Alvarez has 36 goals and 25 assists to his name.
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The January transfer window opens on January 1, 2022, and closes on January 31, 2022, at 11 p.m.
Can Newcastle United be saved by Jessie Lingard?
Newcastle United are stepping up their efforts to sign Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard before the January transfer window closes.
So far, the Magpies have had a successful transfer window, with defender Kieran Trippier signing from Atletico Madrid and striker Chris Wood joining from Burnley.
With only 18 games left for Eddie Howe to steer Newcastle – who have averaged 0.6 points per game this season – to Premier League safety, it’s evident that more reinforcements are required – but is Lingard the answer?
Lingard was given a new lease of life when he went on loan to West Ham for the second half of the 2020/21 season. Lingard’s productivity with the Hammers demonstrates how important a signing he may be if he can reproduce that form on Tyneside.
The 29-year-old played in 16 of West Ham’s final 18 games last season, scoring nine goals and providing four assists to help the Hammers win nine games.
Lingard’s importance was highlighted by the fact that his goals alone won West Ham 10 points, implying that without them, David Moyes’ side would have placed 12th instead of sixth.
Without Lingard’s contributions, West Ham’s successful Europa League campaign would have been a pipe dream. A similar contribution might be the difference between relegation and Premier League survival for Newcastle this season.