Man City goal threat ‘not considered unsellable’ as Bayern Munich make audacious approach
Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez has become a target for Bayern Munich, according to multiple reports in Germany.
Alvarez only joined Man City last summer after spending the first half of 2022 back on loan at River Plate. His impact has been positive, with only the phenomenal Erling Haaland outscoring his 17 goals in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side.
While Man City have had to put up with transfer rumours about Haaland during his debut season with the club, the same now goes for Alvarez.
Recently, he has been linked with Real Madrid, after also being mentioned in connection with Chelsea and Barcelona since the last transfer window closed.
Now, SportBild has revealed that Alvarez is also on Bayern Munich’s wanted list as the Bundesliga giants search for a new striker.
They are still trying to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski last summer. It hasn’t worked out for former Liverpool star Sadio Mane at Bayern in the Barcelona man’s place.
Therefore, Bayern have now turned their attention to Alvarez. According to the report, he is ‘not considered unsellable’ by Man City, despite them rewarding him with a new contract until 2028 as recently as March.
How much money they would be asking for remains to be seen, although it would probably be a significant profit on their original investment.
Second source confirms Bayern interest in Man City attacker
Sky Sports Germany has also been carrying information about Bayern’s interest in Alvarez. That source suggests senior figures at the Bundesliga club have already reached out regarding a deal.
However, there hasn’t been any contact with City yet. Therefore, the idea of signing him is not a major one as things stand, but the situation could develop.
Besides, SportBild‘s report reminded that Bayern have two other targets up front too. Tottenham’s Harry Kane remains on their radar, no matter how often foreign suitors have to be reminded that he might want to pursue the Premier League goalscoring record, while another option under consideration in Munich is Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani.
Both of those targets feature above Alvarez on Bayern’s shortlist at this moment in time.
Perhaps Alvarez’s status as a rotation option at the Etihad Stadium could have led Bayern to believe they would have a chance of signing him instead, though.
But City seem to have faith in him for the long term. After seeing him win the World Cup with Argentina over the winter, they will be keen to make the most of the talent at their disposal.
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