Pep Guardiola delighted with Alvarez renewal

PREMIER LEAGUE Pep Guardiola delighted with Alvarez renewal

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 15:06 - 18.03.2023
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has expressed his delight at the recent contract renewal signed by Julian Alvarez

Julian Alvarez signed a contract extension with Manchester City until 2028 and the Argentine World Cup winner has earned high praise from his manager, Pep Guardiola.

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Alvarez new Man City contract a positive move

Manchester City made the decision to extend Julian Alvarez's contract in recognition of an impressive debut season from the Argentine World Cup winner.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup clash with Burnley, Guardiola spoke about the renewal and was full of praise for Alvarez

"His contribution when he plays is amazing," he said.

"It was not easy for him for the fact, they can play together, but he plays in the position of Erling. It’s not easy but his behaviour since day one off the pitch when he plays or he doesn’t play [is excellent].

"His contribution when he plays is amazing. All of us believe Alvarez is a future player. We are delighted he extended the contract," Guardiola added.

Big picture for Alvarez and Manchester City

Alvarez has scored 10 goals for Manchester City this season despite mainly deputizing for the team’s first choice striker Erling Haaland. 

Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez

He can play as an out-and-out striker or as part of a front two and while he has been impressive so far, there is surely more to come from the talented 22 year old. 

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