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Julian Alvarez: Man City new boy prepared to play in ‘different positions’

Julian Alvarez at Man City
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The Argentine star scored his debut goal for the Citizens in the Community Shield.


Julian Alvarez has revealed his desire to play as a versatile forward at Manchester City.

City signed the 22-year-old last winter but loaned him back to River Plate for another half season. 

Playing his first official game for the Citizens, Alvarez scored for his side in their 3-1 defeat in the Community Shield loss against Liverpool on Saturday.


Guardiola brought Alvarez in as Riyad Mahrez’s replacement, using him down the right channel. However, the Argentine says he wants to give the manager’ different solutions’ with his versatility.

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 “Obviously, I’m very happy for scoring my first goal with City, but that stays aside because it wasn’t the result we wanted to start the season winning the trophy,” he told City TV.

“Always I try to give my best in training. I’ve shown I can play different positions at my clubs and with the national team.


“I can offer alternatives to the team with this versatility. I can offer different solutions and I want to give my best to help the team.”

Alvarez will face competition from the likes of Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez, and Jack Grealish in City’s front line.

However, Premier League’s new rule that allows managers to make five changes might provide more game time for Alvarez in his debut campaign at Etihad.