Atletico Madrid could sign Julian Alvarez as club president breaks silence on the possibility

The president of Atletico Madrid has spoken out about the possibility of signing Julian Alvarez of Manchester City.

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After finishing his second season at City, Alvarez scored 19 goals to help Pep Guardiola’s team win the Premier League for the fourth time in a row.

The City marksman finished the season with the eighth-most minutes of any City player, despite officially spending the majority of his time in Manchester as Erling Haaland’s backup. He made 54 appearances across all competitions last season.

However, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Alvarez is thinking of making a move to become more well-known because he knows Haaland will always be in a higher position than him.

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Additionally, Marca said that Atletico had already approached the Premier League winners about the possibilities of a deal for Alvarez, but they had “flatly refused” the move.

Enrique Cerezo, the president of Atlético, has, in fact, spoken out about the issue.

He said: “Julian Alvarez is a Manchester City player, and I don’t think he’s going to move from there.”

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According to reports, City would only entertain offers for Alvarez that were at least €80 million (£67.9 million) before add-ons, a sum that Atletico would probably find prohibitive.

Also Read: The Untold Story Of Julian Alvarez

Alvarez still has three years left on his deal after joining City two summers ago for an initial £14 million price from River Plate.

According to reports from his home country of Argentina, Chelsea is getting ready to make their own bid for Alvarez.

After acquiring Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling in recent years and Mateo Kovacic moving from Stamford Bridge to the Etihad, Chelsea’s management has a good working relationship with City.

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