It's probably an opportunity for one the upcoming stars from an established football powerhouse which usually produces fine talent. If he turns out to be an Aguerro or Suarez level (highly unlikely) then we will be set for years and if he fails we recoup most of our investment either in a direct sale or through multiple loans (Villa paid us £5m for Axel).I don't see why we'd need this guy. Our Midfield is the biggest issue by far
with martial and maybe cavani leaving soon, we need somebody upfront. For the price and reputation he would be suitable asset by playing style while price is low, so why not to try? we are scared to sign somebody below 20 million even him to be squad player. I miss so much smart pieces of buisness where risk is higher but reward as well. Not saying Julian is perfect player and superstar already, just it would be good piece of transfer when two upfront are leaving situationI don't see why we'd need this guy. Our Midfield is the biggest issue by far
Who is this mate?
Yeah, Howson. If he was just speculating then fair enough! I don’t follow him, I just recognised the name from Ronaldo dayAre you talking about Howson?
He mentions in another tweet that he has no information on this.
It could possibly indicate that Murtough, Ralf and Fletcher arent casually talking about transfer targets with the playing staff which would be a big positive. But youre right, we havent seen a genuinely reliable hard link from our side yet.Nobody reliable reporting our interest though as far as I can see?
Seems similar to the Caicedo transfer where we are being dragged into it by South American reporters.
Falkland IslandsI confess my wish that a couple of weeks after he signs, it will be discovered that he has tattooed Malvinas and Maradona's hand, haha
More seriously, it is a bet with some risk but for an acceptable price, he is one of the greatest talents in Argentina but it should be noted that Argentine football is in a time of poor talent.
the most natural thing would be to have a first experience in Europe in the southern countries, where adaptation would be easier, due to languages and climate.
Let's see what happens
As others have said, this seems like the classic playbook of agents. Obviously being a United fan it feels like it happens more with us, but probably happens the same with the other big clubs.Nothing from the likes of Andy Mitten or Laurie Whitwell on this, hence I'm not believing it. This feels very much like that Caciedo kid from last year, who ended up at Brighton.
Yeah playing for River Plate that knows how to create openings and plays with some cohesion. Wait until he gets to Old Trafford and can't speak the language, the fanbase don't take him seriously because he's small for their liking. Forced to play an unfamiliar second string role. See how he plays then.I like what i see about Alvarez.
Great talent and skill.
Yes, we will see then as i'm not Nostradamus.Yeah playing for River Plate that knows how to create openings and plays with some cohesion. Wait until he gets to Old Trafford and can't speak the language, the fanbase don't take him seriously because he's small for their liking. Forced to play an unfamiliar second string role. See how he plays then.
Forlan was 6ft+ wasn't he? When he filled out he was actually a bit of a beast. The hope with this lad would be "new Tevez but not a twat" wouldn't it?The next Diego Forlan?
He wasn't really a massive success, but the similarities are there - relatively smallish forward does well in the pitiful Argentinian league (look at the defending in the youtube vid), comes to England and struggles against decent defenders before ending up at Villareal.
I'd have him over Martial though - any day.