Manchester City striker prefers Real Madrid transfer over Chelsea

According to reports in England, a Chelsea transfer target who currently plays for Man City has revealed his preference to play for Real Madrid instead.
The Real Madrid and Manchester City Club Badges
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Real Madrid seem to have their attacking setup sorted for the 2024/25 season. After all, they already had two world-class options in Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior but they have added another in Kylian Mbappe. Not to mention the generational talent Endrick joining with the future in mind. So, surely they won't have other additions lined up, right? Well, Man City have fears on the contrary...

Manchester City striker prefers Real Madrid transfer over Chelsea

After all, Pep Guardiola is anticipating plenty of interest for his striker Julian Alvarez. The Argentine World Cup winner has played second-fiddle to Erling Haaland for the last two years, even resorting to playing as an advanced midfielder to secure game-time for himself. Too good for a backup option, there is a growing feeling that Julian Alvarez could stir the pot this summer.

According to a report from The Athletic, Julian Alvarez is a summer transfer target for Chelsea. However, the Man City forward would prefer to sign for Real Madrid, when he eventually leaves the Etihad Stadium.

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The first thing which springs to mind is "duh". Chelsea is not a good place for any player to develop as over the last few seasons and the club has been ruined by reckless overspending and poor ownership, making the squad inflated and players losing their purpose. When things were looking positive under Mauricio Pochettino, a "mutual agreement" saw the manager leave.

So, of course Julian Alvarez would prefer to join Real Madrid. Aside from the fact that anywhere is better for a player to develop than Chelsea, Real Madrid are the best club in the world. For most players, it is the ultimate goal and reaching Real Madrid status means that they cannot top it throughout the remainder of their career.

Man City and Real Madrid are very similar in that they dominate their geographical destinations and are coached by the two best current managers. Needless to say, Alvarez is spoilt for choice if he goes from Man City to Real Madrid as it would be a natural progression path, with Carlo Ancelotti being treated to an already established player under Pep Guardiola.

It is certainly one to keep an eye on but given Real Madrid's transfer business already this summer, it is very unlikely they will see the need to pursue Julian Alvarez this summer. Of course, there's no stopping Los Blancos in the future, though.


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