Boost for Tottenham and Aston Villa, £ 22million star unlikely to sign new deal
River Plate knows they will struggle to tie Julian Alvarez to an improved contract after Tottenham Hotspur joined Premier League rivals Aston Villa in the race for his signing, as TYC Sport reported.
If Alvarez was considered a man in demand a few months ago – when Aston Villa presumably identified him as a potential successor to Jack Grealish – he certainly is now.
River’s number nine has taken his already impressive game to a new level this season, with confidence running through his veins after helping Argentina to glory in the Copa America.
In just 11 games, he scored seven goals and provided four assists.
Additionally, as the South American publication InfoBae pointed out last week, no under-21 player in world football has provided as many key passes this season as Alvarez, although we imagine Phil Foden gives him value for his money. .
No wonder the interest is on the rise.
Calciomercato believe Tottenham, Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan as well as longtime Aston Villa admirers are already making plans for a possible swoop in January.
And there’s not much River can do to stop Alvarez from packing his bags and crossing the Atlantic with his flowing, flowing style.
There is a £ 22million release clause in the youngster’s contract – by no means an insignificant sum, but a possible deal considering Alvarez’s vast potential.
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According to TYC, River Plate also knows that reaching agreement on a new deal – which would remove or likely increase its release clause – would be easier said than done.
Alvarez’s current deal expires in December 2022, which means fees well below £ 22million may have to be accepted at some point in the next 12 months or so.
“He’s a fantastic player. This (transfer rumor) will warm the hearts of every Villa fan. He reminds me of the great Gary Shaw, ”said South American expert Tim Vickery, pointing out the similarities between Alvarez and 1982 European Cup winner Villa.
“Alvarez is very mobile. He’s really bright and smart, he can take the ball anywhere, he combines really well.
“He’s a very classy player and, if Villa lands him, there’s plenty to be happy about.”
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