City's Alvarez move imply makes sense
Manchester Evening News|January 27, 2022
NO doubt, if City complete the signing of Julian Alvarez, the same tired old Blue cliches will be trotted out again.
STUART BRENNAN

City buying titles, City acquiring players to stop other clubs having them, City spending money for the sake of it, because they can.

And if the deal gets over the line, which could well be this week unless something dramatic happens, the fact it will not make a jot of difference to their pursuit of a big-name, bigmoney striker in the summer, will set them all off again.

Alvarez has already been tagged as the ‘new Sergio Aguero’. It was inevitable – he is 5ft 7ins, explosive, scores goals and is Argentinian.

But he is most definitely NOT the replacement for Aguero that the Blues were seeking last summer, and will pick up again in the next transfer window.

If anything he will, if he impresses enough when he arrives, be more of a straight swap for Ferran Torres, a player who can play in any of the front three roles.

But it is unclear when he will actually join up with the Blues, as the plan is to loan him straight back to River Plate as and when the £17.9m deal goes through.

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