Ajax star tipped to replace Fernandinho wants ‘dream’ Man City move

Edson Alvarez TEAMtalk

Ajax defender Edson Alvarez has suggested that signing for Manchester City would be a “dream” transfer.

The Mexico international has made 27 appearances for the Dutch giants since signing in July 2019.

Despite having a contract until the end of the 2023-24 campaign, the 23-year-old has revealed that he would like to play in England.

Speaking to Voetbalzone, as cited by SportsMole, Alvarez said: “I would really like to achieve an Eredivisie title one day and then it is a dream of mine to play in the Premier League one day.

Manchester City is my favourite club, so that would be perfect.”

Alvarez can play at centre-back and in midfield and has been tipped as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

The City veteran has found starts hard to come by since the arrival of Ruben Dias. Meanwhile, Rodri has nailed down the holding midfield role under Pep Guardiola.

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The 35-year-old signed a deal until next summer back in April, but has also spoken of a potential move to MLS.

Alvarez would represent a younger alternative to the Brazilian, with the ability to fill several roles at The Etihad.

However, it remains to be seen how long he will remain in Holland before opting to head for England.


Jesus fires warning to Liverpool

Gabriel Jesus has set his sights on Liverpool after making a goalscoring return to action for Manchester City.

The Brazil striker came off the bench to turn Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos at the Etihad Stadium decisively in City’s favour.


It was the 23-year-old’s first appearance since suffering a thigh injury in the opening game of the season and the first time in three games City have had a specialist centre forward on the field.

That should give Pep Guardiola’s side a lift for what Jesus sees as a crunch clash against champions Liverpool.

“It’s a very important game for us,” said Jesus. “It’s a direct confrontation against the leader of the table.

“We need to be very focused, especially playing at home. We need to play our way and try to win the game.” Read more…