Angry Manchester City star ‘wants to leave,’ according to two sources. Barcelona fires transfer
Manchester City face a summer battle to keep a striker despite allegations he is dissatisfied with his lack of first-team action under Pep Guardiola this season.
The Cityzens are now second in the Premier League and have the opportunity to go to the FA Cup quarter-finals if they defeat Bristol City on Tuesday. They also want to advance to the last eight of the Champions League, with their round of 16 encounter against RB Leipzig hanging in the balance.
Despite putting themselves in position for a good season finale, not everything appears to be going right at City behind the scenes. Furthermore, there are mounting rumors concerning the club’s forced shift in style following the arrival of Erling Haaland. Indeed, Jamie Carragher suggested that Haaland may have made the wrong decision by joining City.
Worse, a story suggests Guardiola ‘never wanted’ Haaland in the first place, amid rising speculation about a ‘divorce’ between the striker and City.
Guardiola, on the other hand, has gone to considerable pains to refute the allegations. Ben Jacobs has also provided an update on Haaland’s long-term City future, revealing what Guardiola thinks of the star.
Julian Alvarez, on the other hand, has been virtually forgotten since Haaland’s arrival. The Argentina striker’s move to City was originally scheduled for January 2022, but it was postponed until the summer. This enabled him to complete his season with River Plate.
As a result, Guardiola has two new strikers to integrate into his squad this season.
Julian Alvarez wants to quit Manchester City, according to reports.
Nevertheless, Alvarez has only made 13 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. Throughout that time, he has managed nine goals and two assists to highlight his abilities.
Despite appearing in 29 games, Alvarez is allegedly dissatisfied with his lack of consistent minutes for City.
Given that he is playing second fiddle to a striker who has already scored 33 goals, it’s simple to see why his minutes are limited.
According to rumors in Spain, the World Cup winner disagrees and is pushing for more regular play.
Now columnist Cesar Luis Merlo has taken things a step further, implying that Alvarez may be looking to move on.
City, for their part, are apparently eager to re-sign Alvarez. His current contract expires in 2027, and City are apparently looking to extend it and reward the striker with a raise.
Merlo reports Alvarez wants some assurances about more first-team minutes before committing. As a result, he is reportedly considering a move to Barcelona.
Merlo believes that Alvarez has informed Guardiola that if his condition does not improve, he intends to depart this summer.
As a result, the Spanish daily Sport claims that the circumstances are ‘perfect’ for Alvarez to join Barcelona. According to the newspaper, Barcelona has already shown interest in a summer move to City.
Furthermore, they suggest that a season-long loan agreement could be the best answer for all parties. Barcelona were apparently on the striker’s trail previous to his move to City and have been monitoring his position ever since.
Dario Montero, a second journalist, expands on Alvarez’s dissatisfaction. He also reports that Alvarez will ask to leave City this summer due to his growing dissatisfaction.
In an interview with El Chiringuito TV, he suggests the shift could become permanent rather than temporary.
Montero claims Alvarez will ‘ask the club to sell him’ as rumors of a move to Barcelona intensify. Additionally, he implies that Alvarez has already decided he’d like to depart.
At this point, the reports should be regarded with a grain of salt. It is, however, another potentially uncomfortable complication for Guardiola, who has only recently addressed concerns about Haaland’s future.