Manchester City decided to extend the contract to the Argentine striker Julian Alvarez until the year 2028 as “recognition of his great season and the conquest of the World Cup with Argentina”the English club announced today.
Álvarez, born in Córdoba and raised at River Plate, has scored 10 goals in 33 games played this season, the first time he has played in England. But, in addition, the ‘Spider’ had an important role in the Qatar World Cup played between November and December, since he scored four goals with the National Team, two of them scored in the semifinal match against Croatia.
The man born in Calchín was transferred to Manchester City just half a year ago, and had signed a contract until 2027, so he sees a one-year increase in the duration of the link, which is also accompanied by a significant increase in his salary.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my family. For a club like City to put their faith in me is something incredible. I’m very happy with my first season here, but I can give much more. I know I can be better and the City offers me everything I need to reach my full potential.”said the footballer in the statement.
For his part, City’s sports director, the Basque Txiki Begiristain, stated: “We saw at the World Cup what a special talent he is (…) His progress has been fantastic, but he is focused on improving more to become one of the best strikers in world football”.
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