MN: Milan big admirers of versatile River Plate forward – a good fit for Pioli and for the project

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have taken a shine to Julian Alvarez of River Plate, a report claims, with the management fascinated by his technical profile.

MilanNews writes that the scouting department are playing an important role as the management continue to invest a lot in young players that can grow over time, and Alvarez is seen as someone who could be a good fit for the project given he is just 21 years of age and has been on an impressive growth path already.

When he was just 11 years old Alvarez was scouted by River Plate, Boca Juniors, Real Madrid and Barcelona, eventually signing for Real but returning back to his hometown not long after because of issues with the transfer. He moved to Buenos Aires where his story with River Plate then began.

He has 26 goals and 21 assists in 86 total appearances with Los Millonarios including 10 goals and 4 assists in 12 league matches this season. He is only 1.70 meters tall and therefore is not a centre-forward like Ibrahimovic or Giroud, but he knows how to assert himself in the penalty area, has a natural instinct for goals as well as speed, technique and a precise right foot.

In Pioli’s Milan, for example, he could play as both winger and second striker, but also as a Brahim Diaz type of player or even a false nine. He has talent, personality and quality – this is why he is on the list of potential targets.

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