The insane numbers being posted by Man Utd target Julian Alvarez at River Plate

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner Updated: 22 Dec 2021 11:33 CET 2 min read
Julian Alvarez, River Plate

River Plate sensation Julian Alvarez is a young man wanted by many of Europe’s top clubs.

Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Milan, Inter and Atletico Madrid are just some of the teams who have been associated with the 21-year-old in recent weeks.

However, Ole reports that Manchester United have made contact with the Argentine side over a move worth an estimated £17 million.

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.

Appearances21
Goals18
Assists6
Big chance conversion %58.82
Dribbles completed44
Dribble success62%
Duel success45%
Aerial duel success31%

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.