The insane numbers being posted by Man Utd target Julian Alvarez at River Plate
Quick and excellent running with the ball at his feet, there is an expectation that the youngster will become Argentina’s next big thing.
And the scramble that is set to ensue over the South American this January is little surprise when his recent form is taken into account.
Julian Alvarez's hot form
Opponents have found Alvarez to be unplayable in the Argentine league since he hit a hot streak in September. In his last 14 games, he has contributed 16 goals and six assists – virtually a decisive action once every half he has played.
The run started when he scored two and created two more against Newell’s Old Boys, and since that fixture there have only been two league games in which he has failed to either score or directly help a team-mate to do so. Indeed, he even bagged four in one league fixture against Patronato in November.
|Big chance conversion %||58.82|
|Aerial duel success||31%|
Alvarez is the top scorer in Argentina’s top flight and is positioned joint sixth in terms of assists. He is also comfortably in the league’s top 20 for dribbles completed, with only five players in that bracket boasting a better success rate than his 62%.
His performances have played a leading role in River Plate establishing a seven-point advantage at the head of the Liga Professional de Futbol.
An exciting and versatile striker, the interest in Alvarez from the likes of Man Utd and Real Madrid will only build if he keeps delivering such incredible figures.