Despite brief interest from Manchester United, Alvarez signed a five-and-a-half year deal with City, who have also secured the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to bolster their attack to challenge on all fronts again next season.
River Plate have been keen to extend Alvarez’s loan spell into next season whilst there were reports this week suggesting the versatile attacker had been offered to Marseille on loan for the upcoming campaign.
However, host of sources close to Manchester City confirmed late on Friday evening that Alvarez is not heading on loan anywhere and is part of Pep Guardiola’s plans for pre-season.
Julian Alvarez will join Manchester City’s first-team squad for pre-season this weekend and will be part of Pep Guardiola’s side for the upcoming campaign despite recent suggestions of a loan stint, sources close to the club have confirmed.
The 22 years old Super Argentine Julian Alvarez scored 15 goals in 19 games for River Plate this season.