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Manchester City Chief Lifts Lid on Pep Guardiola's Julian Alvarez Plans Following Erling Haaland Signing

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano revealed that Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez is not headed for a loan spell next season.

While it comes as no surprise that ever since Manchester City announced Erling Haaland's signing from Borussia Dortmund, the discourse around him has been endless, it is also key to remember that the club have also brought in another gifted forward in Julian Alvarez.

Before signing for the Premier League champions, the Argentina international was already on the radar of elite European clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United following his rise through the youth ranks at River Plate.

Despite many assuming that the 22-year-old may be too raw to instantly contend for a starting spot in one of the best sides in Europe, Ferran Soriano has seemingly confirmed the young forward is certainly in Pep Guardiola's plans for the upcoming campaign.

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With Gabriel Jesus heavily linked with a summer switch to Arsenal and ongoing uncertainty surrounding the respective futures of Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling, it seems Alvarez is being brought in to bolster the City frontline in the event of a departure or two in the area.

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Much like Jesus, Alvarez is capable of providing cover as both a number nine and out wide, which would make him a potentially vital squad player for the six-time Premier League champions in the years to come.

While Alvarez’s chances in the squad could depend on how he fares in pre-season, all signs point to Manchester City having a desire of blooding in their exciting recruit into the thick of things next season.

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