Club legend Sergio Aguero has given Julian Alvarez plenty of information about Manchester City after officially making his move following his final game for River Plate.
Argentine forward Alvarez penned a five-and-a-half-year deal.
With City in January for a reported £ 14 million fee but remained with River on loan.
Alvarez’s switch has now been completed after River suffered a 1-0 aggregate defeat to Velez Sarsfield in the Copa Libertadores last 16.
The 22-year-old caught several European heavyweights’ attention thanks to a record of 54 goals and 29 assists in 122 River appearances.
He will have to go some to emulate the achievements of countryman Aguero in a City shirt.
With the now-retired striker becoming the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 257.
Julian Alvarez, who will wear the number 19 shirt, told City’s official website:
“We all know how important Kun was for Manchester City and what he means for the world, too, as a club player and a player for the Argentinian national team.
“I had the opportunity to speak with him, and he told me many things about the City, aboCityhe the teammates, about Manchester City in general.
“I also spoke with Willy Caballero and Nicolas Otamendi since we are team-mates in the national team.
“And I am very excited about what’s to come and happy to be part of this club.”
Alvarez is another piece in an exciting window for City, who have already added Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega to their ranks.
For Alvarez, the chance to work with Pep Guardiola and play in the Champions League were among the vast lures of leaving South America for Europe.
Julian Alvarez added:
“I was able to talk to him [Guardiola] in February when the signing was confirmed.
“He welcomed me to the club. I am glad to be part of the City project.
“I think he is one of the world’s best coaches and has been at incredibly successful clubs.
“And I want to do an excellent job for him, to continue growing as a footballer and person.
“I am very excited and proud of having come this far.
“The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world. As a boy, I always dreamed of playing in Europe.
“Playing for the best clubs, in the major leagues, and so to be here today is a privilege.
“I have watched a lot of City games. It’s very satisfying to watch them play.
“City are one of the best clubs in the world and have an incredible playing style.”
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