Former Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has urged Pep Guardiola to deploy Julian Alvarez as a main striker if he wants to see his best.
Recall that Alvarez joined City from River Plate this summer after agreeing the move in January 2022.
He has managed few game times since joining the team.
However, worried by his less game time, Aguero in an interview with TribalFootball stated that Alvarez is deadly if given freedom upfront.
“He’s [Alvarez] seriously good. He plays with more freedom up front. I’d give him freedom to roam if it was me, to get in there and cause trouble. I’d let him play free.
“I’ve always played in different positions across the forward line. I can play on the wings, nearer to the middle, or roam across all three like he did. I’ve done that all my life, moving across the forward positions in attack,” Aguero said.
In 2018, Álvarez was selected by the Argentina U20s to train against the senior team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In December, Álvarez was picked for the 2019 South American U-20 Championship. He received a call-up from Fernando Batista for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in May 2019.
Four matches and one goal, versus South Africa, arrived for him in Poland. Batista subsequently called Álvarez up for the U23s in the succeeding September, which preceded his selection for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament; which Argentina won, with Álvarez scoring once (versus Venezuela) in seven matches.
Álvarez made his debut for the Argentina senior team on 3 June 2021, in a World Cup qualifier against Chile. He substituted Ángel Di María in the 62nd minute. On 29 March 2022, he scored his first international goal in a 1–1 draw against Ecuador.