Julián Álvarez is the figure of the moment in River Plate, which is working to retain him for a few more months due to the interest of clubs in Europe, and now Real Madrid joins the race for the young forward.
Juan Balbi detailed in ESPN Soccer 12 that in Spain there is already talk that the scouting department, which has people in different parts of the world, are following the Cordoba scorer. However and in favor of River, El Merengue would not think of Álvarez for the next market, but rather see him as a “future option.”
It should be remembered that Julián tried out at Real Madrid when he was 11 years old, but since they couldn’t make him a contract until he was 13, he decided not to stay in Spain and returned to the country, where he tried out at different clubs until, finally, in 2015 he stayed. in River Plate.
The real “threat” at this point would be Juventus: as detailed by the chronicler of ESPN, the Bianconero sent an emissary to observe him in Argentina-Brazil and he will also follow him against Platense and against Racing, for the League Tournament.
The multi-champion of Calcio has already started informal talks with Álvarez’s representative and made a first proposal for 15 million euros and another 10 for bonuses and objectives, which is far from what River intends. In Núñez they are looking for a net 20 million remaining, that is, at least the termination clause.
In the Millionaire they trust that in the January market (the least important) no team will pay the starting amount and the forward stays in Argentina, at least, until the next transfer window.
Previously reported the interest of AC Milan, Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen and Fiorentina that, although he does not usually make multimillion dollar transfers, with the sale of Dusan Vlahovic, he has the need of a forward and the cash to buy him.
River has as a great task in the coming months to reach an agreement with Álvarez’s representative to renew his contract and, if possible, with an increase in the termination clause that, as of today, is 20 million dollars. The young attacker would be closer to being convinced to agree to go to Europe if any club pays the clause or a close figure.