River Plate forward Julian Alvarez has said that he will decide his future in January amid the interest from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a terrific season with the Argentine side, scoring 18 goals and assisting six times in 21 appearances in Liga Profesional de fútbol. The youngster helped his club to win the league title last term.
The forward is looking likely to leave River Plate in January and his current contract with the club will expire in December 2023. The youngster also has a release clause in his current contract of around £17 million.
Speaking with the press after winning the Trofeo de Campeones via Mirror, Julian Alvarez said that he will decide his future in January. And also said that he will decide his next destination keeping in mind that he will be able to join the next year’s World Cup. He said:
“Frankly, I don’t know what will happen, now I’m only thinking about celebrating. In January we will see. We all know how much the World Cup means for a player. When I make my decision I’ll choose what’s best for me.”
Will Manchester United sign Julian Alvarez in January?
Manchester United is looking to sign a defensive midfielder in this upcoming winter transfer window. And they might focus on outgoings as Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, and Jesse Lingard are linked with a move away from the Old Trafford stadium.
However, if two strikers decide to leave in the same window then the Red Devils will have to address the center-forward position as well. So, signing a new forward will be a very good addition for Ralf Rangnick‘s side.
But, Julian Alvarez might not be the right candidate to become Manchester United’s main striker. The youngster will need to settle down in the new surroundings and the new league if the Red Devils hierarchy manages to finalize a deal for the highly-rated forward.
Although the striker could be a very good addition for the long-term future. Manchester United will have to sign another forward along with the youngster. If the Red Devils hierarchy decides to bring the Argentine youngster. So, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Julian Alvarez. And will he end up at the Old Trafford stadium or not? At the end of next month’s transfer window.