Manchester United’s search of the best young players in the world has brought the club to Julian Alvarez, the top scorer for River Plate.
United is said to have approached River Plate to show interest in Alvarez, with Argentine newspaper Ole also claiming Bayern Munich’s interest.
Alvarez was a sight to behold at River’s recent championship celebrations, as he wore a Spiderman mask.
Alvarez is a fan of the box office smashing web-slinger, whose post-pandemic flick Spiderman: No Way Home has been hitting post-pandemic records all over the world.
But it wasn’t quite that straightforward. Jorge Carrasco, a River Plate colleague, dubbed the striker “the spider that stings.” From there, the party grew exponentially.
When questioned why he donned the mask, the Argentine striker told Ole that it was arranged before River’s title-clinching game over Racing, in which he scored four goals.
“Several people told me I had to celebrate like this or do something with the mask,” he explained. I received an Instagram message a few days before the game.
“They handed it to me, I thanked them, and then the props caught up with me the day the game concluded, and I had no choice but to put it on.”
This week, Bruno Fernandes published a photo of himself and his daughter at home, as well as a poll asking for feedback on his Batman pyjamas on Instagram.
Jadon Sancho was quick to respond, proclaiming Marvel’s Spiderman to be a superior superhero.
On the field, Sancho and Alvarez have the potential to be a lethal combination. At the age of 21, the River Plate player is already an Argentina international.
Sancho is regarded as one of England’s most promising young players, with Manchester United spending £73 million for his services this summer.
Due to a release clause in his contract, Alvarez might be a lot cheaper, according to Ole, who says that it currently sits at just £17 million, though it will rise somewhat as time goes on.
It’s unknown whether United will be able to integrate Alvarez into the club’s talent network by the end of the transfer window; if we do, a shared interest with Sancho might help him settle in quickly.