Julian Alvarez’s agent, Fernando Hidalgo, has admitted he is waiting for a serious offer for the River Plate star amidst speculation linking the forward with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Alvarez has been on fire at the start of the new campaign, having scored 10 goals in just 12 league appearances so far.
The centre-forward’s performances have allegedly caught the attention of the likes of Tottenham, AC Milan, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Aston Villa, and Sevilla.
Argentine publication TYC Sport reported at the start of this month that the 21-year-old could be sold in January as River Plate might find it difficult to extend his contract.
Calciomercato then revealed a few days later that the Argentine club had slashed the forward’s price to €20m (£16.9m) ahead of January and that Inter Milan and AC Milan were both seeing the forward as a good market ‘opportunity’.
Hidalgo has now spoken about his client’s future, insisting that Alvarez’s price is likely to go up considerably the longer European clubs wait to make an approach.
He told FC Inter News: “All European clubs go to Brazil and invest in very young players without asking if they are ready or not.
“Here in Argentina, on the other hand, they think they are not ready, they ask many questions and make offers for the percentage of the card.
“So when they make the decision to bet on Alvarez it may be late or they will pay him twice as much money as they would have paid him a year earlier.
“Alvarez already has two years behind him in the first division with River Plate, which is a great club, where you live the pressure. For this Julian is already at the military level in any top team in Europe.
“It is a question to be discussed with the club, it is not me who must make the price, it is up to the club. We will make a good negotiation if a major offer comes, otherwise, he is happy to stay at the River.”
Hidalgo suggested that Alvarez would be great alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Lautaro Martinez at AC Milan and Inter Milan respectively.
He added: “I don’t advertise for Inter, he would be fine with Ibrahimovic, with Lautaro or with some champions in England. The important thing is that a serious club arrives.”
Spurs Web Opinion
This is clearly a come-and-get-me plea by Alvarez’s agent to European clubs. If Spurs do have trouble finding an established striker to come and play second-fiddle to Kane, maybe signing an up and coming starlet like Alvarez might be the way to go. However, some might feel that it might adversely affect the development of Parrott and Scarlett.
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