AC Milan continue to be linked with a move for Julian Alvarez of River Plate, with the agent and journalist Lorenzo De Santis encouraging the Rossoneri to move.
MilanNews reported that the Rossoneri have a concrete interest in the 21-year-old, who can play either as a striker or as a winger, while this has since been backed up by Calciomercato.com and even Ole Sports in Argentina.
We recently spoke to River Plate in English to get their thoughts on the links and some information on the player, while MilanNews have now spoken to Lorenzo De Santis about the 2000-born attacker, who is lighting up the Primera Division and could bolster the Scudetto hopes, which you bet on using the powerplay website.
“Julian Alavrez is, at the moment, the cover man not only of the Argentine market, but of the South American one. We are talking about a class of 2000 with good experience: he made his debut in December 2018, three years ago, in the final against Boca,” De Santis said.
“He is a player who, despite his age, has already won the Copa Libertadores, a Copa Argentina, a Copa Sudamericana and a Recopa, so he already has a good experience. Julian is updating his numbers every game; he often scores goals, in fact he has netted 4 against Patronato and scored 15 goals in 16 games.
“He is a player with a European profile: for his ability to combine technique, speed and the ability to play with the team he is a profile suitable for doing very well in Europe. Like all players who come from outside, a period of acclimatisation is to be put in the budget, like Lautaro and Oshimen in their first year. The Italian league takes time to adapt.”
Could he be an ideal profile for AC Milan? “For Milan he could be a very useful profile, also with a view to renewing the strikers department, given that Ibrahimovic and Giroud are a little older with age. Milan, always attentive to opportunities and market opportunities, he could step forward and close the deal.
“I’m talking about opportunity because he’s a player who costs 20 million euros for a clause, let’s add the taxes at 24%, that’s about 25 million if one wants to pay the clause in full. Then one can negotiate, break the payment into several parts, but in any case he is a player who, at these figures and with these numbers, is a bargain for those who buy him.
“River, like all the other Argentine clubs, are gripped by a crisis that has been going on for many years and putting fresh money in the coffers becomes a very pressing need. The last few years have been marked by Gallardo, in my opinion the best and most European coach in all of South America. River hopes to sell him in the summer, in June, because he is a fundamental player.”