According to our information, Pablo Longoria wants to recruit the Argentine nugget from Manchester City in the form of a loan.
Pep Guardiola has been spoiled. The transfer window has not yet officially opened its doors that the Catalan tactician already knows that he will be able to count on two new faces at the start. The first is none other than Erling Haaland, while the Citizens notably beat Real Madrid in the race for the Norwegian striker. The other, who had been completed earlier in the season, is Julian Alvarez, the prodigy of River Plate. The man who scored six goals in a single match against Alianza Lima a week ago in the Libertadores is considered a weighty reinforcement for the reigning English champion, whom he will join in early July.
Here too, the Skyblues have grilled many other big European teams. Only, in this ultra-competitive context, it is difficult for a 22-year-old player who has just landed in America to find a place for himself, especially in a championship like the Premier League. Some across the Channel asked themselves the question: what to do with him once he arrives in English lands in July? Could a loan to a slightly less upscale club be the solution for him to enjoy significant playing time and not risk hampering his progress?
OM hot for a loan
One thing is certain, things will change in the office of Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, the two strong men in the management of Manchester City. At the end of May, the first had already confirmed that clubs were interested in a loan: “We had plenty of offers for Julian Alvarez, but he’s not going to leave. He will do the preseason with us and I think he will stay.. According to our information, Olympique de Marseille would like to be loaned the Argentinian international. In search of reinforcements, the team chaired by Pablo Longoria would like to offer the jewel of the Albiceleste to its trainer, Jorge Sampaoli.
At this time it is only an interest and no offers have been made. We can imagine that Pep Guardiola will also have his say and that the Argentinian’s performances during training sessions and summer friendlies (note: the player must end his loan at River Plate on July 7 and disembarking immediately in Manchester) will dictate the course of events. A year in Ligue 1, with the possibility of playing in the Champions League, could be a very attractive option for all parties.
A technically gifted Argentinian star
Very comfortable in a second point role but also capable of playing alone in front, he is a very gifted player technically, and who is a permanent danger for the defenses, in addition to having excellent qualities as a finisher. He would also bring a certain character and nerve to the Marseille attack, which is sometimes a little lacking. As you will have understood, Olympique de Marseille is aiming for some very good people for its return to the Champions League…