Manchester United lead the race to sign Argentinian striker Julian Alvarez. Alvarez had a impressive 2021 in which he bagged 20 goals and provided 12 assists across 35 appearances for River Plate. Alavarez looks a real talent and will most likely be integrated into the first team immediately, as opposed to Facundo Pellestri, who was sent out on loan after being signed by United.
Manchester United Lead Race To Sign Julian Alvarez
How does he fit into Rangnick’s System
In Ralf Rangnick’s early days at United, we have seen him deploy the 4-2-2-2 formation in all of the games, with the exception of the second half against Newcastle, where he reverted to a 4-3-1-2 setup. This suits Alvarez’ game as he is a striker. He can also play on the flanks but United are heavily stacked in that area and Rangnick will be looking to replace Edinson Cavani , who is set to leave in the summer after Rangnick stated he will not let Cavani go in this transfer window. It is also an easier task for a new signing to come into a system which puts less pressure on his shoulders as he is playing in a 2, rather than being a number 9 where flaws can be exposed. For example, Alvarez’ game is extremely technical, as opposed to physical, this means his hold up play will be exposed if we was leading the line on his own. The system fits Alvarez’ game perfectly and gives him the platform to showcase his talent and impress the United fans.
Deal to be Completed Soon
It is understood that Alvarez’ agent will meet with Manchester United representatives today to discuss the move and reports coming out from Argentina suggest that this deal will be completed in the coming week. There appears to be no other teams who are pursuing Alvarez which will make the negotiations easier for United and the transfer fee is expected to be in the region of 20 million euros. This could be a good move for Alvarez as he has a the opportunity to make a name for himself by performing in England. United will feel that they have a huge talent and if he can it into Rangnick’s system, which he should given his qualities, then this will prove to be smart signing from Rangnick.
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