Julián Álvarez (born 31 January 2000) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester City, and the Argentina national team. As a forward, his main position is as a striker but he can also operate as a winger.
Early Life and Career
Álvarez joined River Plate from Atlético Calchín in 2016, notably participating in the Generation Adidas Cup with the club’s youth teams. Prior to signing for River, Álvarez had trials with Boca Juniors and Real Madrid; scoring twice in five games for the latter in a youth tournament. He was unable to join Real due to age restrictions. Álvarez was moved into River Plate’s senior squad under manager Marcelo Gallardo during the 2018–19 season, with his professional debut arriving on 27 October 2018 during a Primera División fixture with Aldosivi; he was subbed on for Rodrigo Mora with twenty-six minutes remaining of a 1–0 victory.
Álvarez appeared late on during the second leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores finals, with River beating rivals Boca Juniors. Álvarez scored the first goal of his senior career on 17 March 2019, netting in a 3–0 league win over Independiente. During the succeeding December, he scored in the 2019 Copa Argentina Final against Central Córdoba as River won 3–0 to secure the trophy. In 2020, Álvarez netted five goals in six Copa Libertadores group stage encounters.
On 26th January 2022, it was confirmed that a deal with Manchester City was completed. Julian Álvarez was set to be loaned out to River Plate for the remainder of the season, and join up with Manchester City at the start of the 2022 season.
In 2018, Álvarez was selected by the Argentina U20s to train against the senior team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In December, Álvarez was picked for the 2019 South American U-20 Championship. He received a call-up from Fernando Batista for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in May 2019. Four matches and one goal, versus South Africa, arrived for him in Poland. Batista subsequently called Álvarez up for the U23s in the succeeding September, which preceded his selection for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament; which Argentina won, with Álvarez scoring once (versus Venezuela) in seven matches.
He made his debut for Argentina national football team on 3 June 2021 in a World Cup qualifier against Chile. He substituted Ángel Di María in the 62nd minute.
Julián Álvarez is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Julián Álvarez is also not yet married.
Net Worth and Salary
Julián Álvarez’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $1.2 million – $5.5 million.
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