‘Sergio is that you?’ Manchester City fans compare £14m signing Julian Alvarez to club’s legendary striker as he smashes home Aguero-esque finish in hat-trick for River Plate
- Manchester City agreed deal to sign Julian Alvarez for £14million in January
- He is staying with River Plate until the summer when he joins new side
- He scored hat-trick against Patronato in Argentina’s Premier Division
- Fans are getting excited and already comparing him to Sergio Aguero
Manchester City fans are already drawing comparisons between Julian Alvarez and Sergio Aguero.
City secured the signing of the River Plate striker for around £14million in January and he will be joining in the summer after seeing out the season in Argentina.
Footage of Alvarez’s latest exploits have City fans looking forward to his arrival after he scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Patronato.
Julian Alvarez is already reminding Manchester City fans of Sergio Aguero
One of his goals in particular was very similar to the kind of strikes Aguero, a hero to City fans, made a regular habit of scoring.
From a tight angle on the right side, he thumped his effort into the net beyond the goalkeeper’s grasp.
‘It’s like watching Aguero all over again,’ wrote one supporter. Another posted: ‘Look forward to seeing this lad for City next season, exciting talent.’
A third noted: ‘Julian Alvarez scoring the most Sergio Aguero-esque near post goal for River Plate tonight.’
Alvarez netted a hat-trick against Patronato and will join up with City this summer
Pep Guardiola is eagerly anticipating working with Alvarez and after he signed in the January transfer window, said: ‘For the age and the price, for many reasons in the future it is a really, really good deal.
‘He is so dynamic. A guy who has the sense of goal. He has the quality, the movement in behind. He is a street player.
‘The club decided that under [River Plate coach] Marcelo Gallardo – one of the best managers in the world – he is going to double-up again. In pre-season he will join us and we will see what happens.’