Julian Alvarez signs new City contract
By Ric Turner, Fri 17 March 2023 13:46
World Cup winner extends his deal to 2028
Julian Alvarez has signed a one-year contract extension that will see him remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2028.
The Argentinian international joined the club from River Plate last summer, and has scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for the club.
Alvarez said: “This is a very proud moment for me and my family. For a club like City to put their faith in me like this is amazing.
“I have been really pleased with my first season here, but I have plenty more I can do. I know I can be better, and City offer me everything I need to fulfil my potential.
“I want to thank the manager, the coaches and everyone at City who works behind the scenes for everything they have done for me since I joined in the summer. I could not have asked for more. This is a club that looks after its players, and I have felt so supported throughout my time here.
“I am now focused on getting better and helping City win trophies.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Julian has impressed everyone at Manchester City with his technical ability, dedication and attitude.
“He is the ideal blueprint for a young footballer and an inspiration to anyone looking to make their way in the game. He has shown already here in England he has outstanding movement and natural goalscoring instincts.
“We saw at the World Cup what a special talent he is. To win that trophy at his age is amazing and we are all very proud of what he achieved.
“His progress so far has been really good, but we are now fully focused on developing his game even further and turning him into one of the best strikers in world football.”