- Manchester United and Manchester City are currently in a transfer tussle for highly rated River Plate player Julian Alvarez
- Manchester City look set to beat their rivals Manchester United to a January transfer, with the move reportedly hours away from being agreed
- Alvarez made his debut with River in 2018 and has scored 20 goals in 35 league appearances in 2021
The city of Manchester is in a state of tension as it has now been confirmed both Manchester City and Manchester United are in a dog race to sign promising Argentine striker Julian Alvarez.
Alvarez who made his debut for River Plate in 2018 has seen his stuck rise in recent months after bagging a total of 20 goals in 35 appearances for the Argentine club.
These feats have not gone under the radar as it has now attracted two English Premier League Clubs and local city rivals in Manchester United and Manchester City.
According to a report via the Sport Bible, it now looks like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will beat United to the signing of highly rated River Plate star with Argentinian journalist Veronica Brunati claiming the move could be made official in the 'coming hour.'
Reports suggest the Citizens are willing to pay as high as £21 million for the forward and would be willing to keep Alvarez with River Plate till the end of the season as the striker’s services will not be needed until the start of next season.
Manchester City have been looking to boost their striking options since the loss of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona last summer as they failed in an attempt to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane after Spurs refused to let go of their key forward.
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