Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez reportedly has a release clause embedded into his most recent agreement signed with the Premier League champions.
The former River Plate forward has enjoyed a sensational start to life at the Etihad Stadium, since first arriving at the club during the summer of 2022 ahead of a historic campaign that saw him claim a Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League treble.
Such was the impressive nature of his debut campaign that Manchester City opted to renew the contract of the Argentine youngster, extending his initial deal by a further 12 months taking him through to the summer of 2028.
However, fresh details have suggested that while a new contract may have pushed away certain onlookers, interest from La Liga remains and a release clause could just work in the favour of potential suitors.
According to the information of journalist Uriel Iugt, reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona have their sights set on Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez as the La Liga club look to recruit for the long-term future.
It is claimed that while the Argentina international centre-forward only recently signed a new contract with last season’s Treble winners, his new deal includes a staggering €50 million release clause.
Julian Alvarez has been one of Manchester City’s stand-out performers during the opening weeks of the new season, ranking joint-first for most goal contributions at the Etihad Stadium alongside striking partner Erling Haaland.
With 10 contributions in front of goal to his name, Alvarez has cemented himself as an integral cog of Pep Guardiola’s complex Manchester City wheel, and in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, the Argentina star is expected to remain a permanent fixture in starting line-ups.
De Bruyne is making good progress in his recovery from surgery on a hamstring problem, but is not expected to make a return to on-field Manchester City action until the early stages of 2024, barring a significant up-turn in speed of rehabilitation.
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