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Julián Álvarez confessed that Pep Guardiola welcomed him to Manchester City

Lima, February 5, 2022Updated on 02/05/2022 07:33 pm

Julián Álvarez spent a nice week on the professional level, as he participated in the triumph of the Argentina team (1-0) against Colombia for the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. In addition, his transfer to Manchester City of the Premier League was made official.

During an interview with ESPN, the attacker—who will remain at River Plate on loan—until at least July of this year confessed that he already had his first conversation with the ‘Ciudadanos’ coach, Pep Guardiola.

“He welcomed me, congratulated me for what I had done and (was) happy that I joined Manchester City’s project for these years”. the player pointed out. In the same way, he mentioned that he is a faithful follower of the Spanish strategist. “I have been an admirer of him for some time and of the way his teams play”, he added.

Likewise, the 22-year-old striker expressed his happiness at arriving at Manchester City. “I am personally happy. I spoke with my representative, while they communicated between the clubs. I think there was a good deal.”he explained.

Pep Guardiola praised Julián Álvarez

In his last press conference prior to the FA Cup match against Fulham, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the signing of Julián Álvarez.

“Congratulations for City, they work to be in the present but of course for the future. He is a player who could with us now, but we have enough players at the position. I don’t like having too many players in various positions. The best thing is that he stays in River (Plate), where he got along incredibly well with Marcelo Gallardo and his teammates”, began by saying the Spanish strategist.

“I am very happy to have this talented player for the next few years. The next preseason will be with us and we will see what happens “, he added.

Source: Elcomercio

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