Man United held negotiations with No.9 Argentine forward

Man United have reportedly been among the top European teams to put in a call to ask about the possible transfer of River Plate striker Julian Alvarez. The 21-year-old centre-forward looks a terrific prospect at the moment, having scored 18 goals and laid on six assists for his teammates in his last 21 league matches.

Julian now has a long list of suitors in Europe, with Man United supposedly one of the latest teams to make contact over possibly signing the striker. It stays to be seen if Man United can win the race for his signature, however, as big names like Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Inter Milan are also said to be interested.

On top of that, Ole’s report states that Argentina international has a release clause of only €20m, though this could soon rise to around €25m. Either way, that’s perfectly affordable for the Red Devils, but also for their rivals, so it might just come down to whichever move seems the most tempting for Julian Alvarez.

The Argentine centre-forward might do well to pick a move to someone like Bayern or Juventus if he wants to win silverware in the near future, as the Red Devils stay in something of a transitional phase.