Premier League champions Manchester City have, on Thursday, confirmed that a key member of the club’s frontline has put pen to paper on a contract extension.
The player in question? Julian Alvarez.
Frontman Alvarez, of course, made the move to The Etihad last summer.
After officially signing for Man City during the January transfer window, the World Cup winner continued his development in his home country of Argentina, before linking up with Pep Guardiola’s troops ahead of the new campaign kicking into gear.
And, since, Alvarez has done a solid job of showcasing precisely why the powers that be on the blue half of Manchester fought so hard for his signature.
Though his production has inevitably paled in comparison to that of attacking partner Erling Haaland, the 23-year-old’s finish against Bournemouth in the Premier League late last month took his tally into double digits for the season.
And, as alluded to above, such efforts have evidently already proven enough to convince Guardiola and co. of Alvarez’s long-term position in the first-team setup at The Etihad.
As per a statement across the club’s website and social media platforms:
‘Julian Alvarez has signed a one-year extension to his City contract.
‘The striker, who played a starring role as Argentina won the 2022 World Cup in December, will remain at the Etihad until the summer of 2028.’