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Atletico Madrid make approaches over signing of Manchester City forward – Players ‘pushing’ for deal to happen



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Manchester City could be subject to remarkable transfer interest from Atletico Madrid this summer concerning their star forward Julian Alvarez, according to reports.

The 24-year-old enjoyed his most successful campaign to date in a Manchester City shirt during the recently-concluded 2023/24 season, registering an impressive 54 appearances across all competitions.

During that time, Alvarez managed to score 19 goals and register a further 13 assists, whilst also being utilised in a multitude of positions across the midfield and forward lines by Pep Guardiola during a challenging season in terms of personnel.

The absence of Kevin De Bruyne for a prolonged period of the campaign led to Alvarez being used in an attacking midfield role alongside Phil Foden, and to a great deal of success too in a developmental phase for the former River Plate man.

Given the success and performances showcased by Julian Alvarez during the recent campaign, it comes as no surprise to see the player linked with interest from elsewhere in Europe, especially with Erling Haaland dominating the lead striker role at the Etihad Stadium.

That is according to the information of Marca’s David Medina, as translated and relayed by Atletico Universe on X, who reports that Atlético Madrid will ‘push’ for the signing of the Manchester City striker, ‘no matter how minimal their chances may be’.

It is claimed that while the La Liga giants know that it ‘will not be easy to deal with’ City, the Argentina international forward is the club’s ‘great desire’ this summer, and as such there have already been ‘approaches’.

Work is also taking place among players close to Alvarez, according to the report, with the Manchester City forward aware of Atlético Madrid’s interest through Rodrigo De Paul, Nahuel Molina, and Angel Correa.

Atletico Madrid’s Argentina trio are said to be ‘pushing for it to happen’, and will ‘continue convincing’ Julian Alvarez during Argentina’s focus and attentions on Copa América this summer.

Since joining Manchester City in the summer of 2022, having finalised an agreement in the January prior, Alvarez has been a huge success during his early campaigns in the English and European game.

Striking similarities have already been made to two of Manchester City’s Argentine greats, with Alvarez’s high-pressing and work rate compared to Carlos Tevez, and his eye for goal to the club’s all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero.

Trophies have come in abundance for Alvarez in that time too, claiming a historic Treble during his debut season including the UEFA Champions League, and winning the Premier League in both campaigns too.

It remains highly unlikely that Manchester City would be open to a deal for Alvarez, however their stance remains that should players show an interest in leaving the club, they would not stand in their way providing the offer meets their valuations.

At present, there has been no indication as to how much Manchester City value Julian Alvarez at, however the player’s favourable contractual situation will no doubt benefit those in recruitment positions at the Etihad Stadium.