Manchester City has firmly dismissed Bayern Munich’s ambitious plan to sign Julian Alvarez this summer on loan. Bayern’s interest in the young Argentine striker comes as they seek to bolster their attacking options. However, Jones has labeled their proposal as “absurd” and “ludicrous.”
Julian Alvarez recently signed a new contract with Manchester City after an impressive debut season in England. The 23-year-old made a significant impact, playing 49 games and scoring 17 goals. This includes crucial contributions to City’s treble-winning campaign and Argentina’s World Cup triumph. His performances have established him as one of City’s most exciting emerging talents. The club highly values him.
Manchester City’s Transfer Plans and Priorities
Manchester City will focus on completing the signing of RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol and streamlining their squad by offloading a few players. Jones reveals that the European champions are hopeful of securing Gvardiol’s services this summer. Additionally, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth suggests that Aymeric Laporte could be one of the players to depart the Etihad before the transfer window closes.
Bayern Munich has shown interest in Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, as reported by Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk. Phillips, who joined City from Leeds United in a £45 million deal last summer, had a limited role under Guardiola in his first season. While his side achieved a historic treble, Phillips made just two starts in the Premier League, indicating a potential desire for more playing time.
The prospect of a move to Bayern this summer could provide Phillips with an escape route from the Etihad. Furthermore, there are rumors of a verbal agreement between the Bundesliga outfit and his City and England teammate Kyle Walker.
Manchester City Determind to Retain Julian Alvarez
Bayern Munich is interested in Alvarez. Nonetheless, Manchester City has firmly rejected the idea of letting go of the Argentine forward this summer. Alvarez’s impact, including three goals in the Champions League as Manchester City clinched the trophy, has solidified his value to the club. With Erling Haaland still in the squad, Alvarez may not be the first-choice striker. However, his contributions and game time in the previous season make it highly unlikely for him to be allowed to join Bayern this window.
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