O Manchester City has extended Julián Álvarez’s contract until 2028 in recognition of his great season and winning the World Cup with Argentina, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.
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Despite playing in the shadow of Norwegian star Erling Haaland, the 23-year-old striker, revealed by River Plate, has scored 10 goals in 33 matches played (in all competitions) this season, his first in England.
The youngster also had a great impact at the World Cup in Qatar, in December, when he became a key player in the third championship won with Argentina, scoring four goals, two of them in the semifinal against Croatia.
At Manchester City just six months ago, Álvarez had signed until 2027 and now has his agreement extended by one year, also accompanied by a significant increase in salary, according to the English press.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my family. That a club like City trusting me is something incredible”, said the striker in the team’s statement.
“I’m very happy with my first season here, but I can give so much more. I know I can be better and City offer me everything I need to reach my full potential,” he added.
For his part, City sporting director Txiki Begiristain said: “We saw at the Cup what a special talent he is. His evolution has been fantastic, but he is focused on improving further to become one of the best strikers in world football.”
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