Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez is all set to sign a new contract with the club next week, as per journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Valid until 2028, the deal will include a significant pay rise, a reward for the player’s performances over the course of the season.
Signed in the summer, the Argentine has been excellent in deputising for Erling Haaland, City’s big-money summer signing.
He was brought in to fill the void left by the exit of Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, but few would have imagined that he would hit the ground running as he has.
Alvarez has five goals in the Premier League, and 10 in total. A decent return for someone who is playing in a top 5 league for the first time in his career.
His reputation also rose when he played a crucial role in helping Argentina and Lionel Messi win the coveted World Cup. He scored 4 goals over the course of the tournament, despite not starting matches during the initial matches.
While Haaland continues to race towards breaking records, scoring five against RB Leipzig in the Champions League most recently, City will be happy to have a backup as able as Alvarez in case their star man is unavailable.