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Julian Alvarez excited about Man City deal

Julian Alvarez is delighted with his move to Manchester City.

The Blues spent £14.1million on the highly-rated striker, who bagged an impressive 24 goals and 15 assists last season to fire River Plate to a league and Copa Libertadores double.

Alvarez will remain with River Plate until at least July and spoke for the first time on his impending move to Manchester prior to a pre-season friendly against Velez Sarsfield on Saturday.

“I'm happy. Talk to my representative, the clubs talked and it happened," he told ESPN Futbol Argentina.

"I already spoke with [Pep] Guardiola, a little chat. I'm an admirer of him. He welcomed me and was happy because I joined his project."

"He [Guardiola] welcomed me, congratulated me on what I had done, and that he was happy that I was joining the Manchester City project for these years."

The announcement of the signing came on the same day as Alvarez' 22nd birthday and he also revealed that Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni got in touch to congratulate him for both of them.

“Scaloni congratulated me on the signing, it also happened on my birthday. He congratulated me for both of them."

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