Man City star prepared to leave club amid Chelsea interest

Rodri of Manchester City (R) and Julian Alvarez of Manchester City celebrate with the Premier league trophy during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit: Andrew Yates / Sportimage

Man City star prepared to leave club amid Chelsea interest

Faruq Ibrahim 23:03 - 08.06.2024

Chelsea get a major boost as the Manchester City player they are interested in is reportedly open to leaving the club.

Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez is reportedly considering leaving the club as he is unsatisfied with his current status at the club as a deputy to Erling Haaland.

Alvarez’s situation 

The 24-year-old joined Manchester City from River Plate at the start of the  2022/23 season, and he played as a spare, starting only 13 league games. 

However, this season, he enjoyed more game time given the injuries Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne, and he racked up 31 league starts; however, his game time waned towards the business end of the season when everyone was fit, causing him to reconsider his future. 

Julian Alvarez || Image credit: Imago
Julian Alvarez || Image credit: Imago

Alvarez is open to leaving 

According to Fabrizio Romano, Alvarez is frustrated about his game time at Manchester City, and his feet are itching to test new waters. 

Per the report, Paris Saint-Germain have already made a move, and Premier League side, Chelsea are also on the prowl. However, Manchester City’s stance remains the same from last season, when multiple clubs proposed a loan deal for the Argentine—he is not available for sale or a temporary move away from the club. 

Meanwhile, Alvarez is reunited with the rest of the Albiceleste squad as they prepare to defend their Copa America title in a few weeks.