Last season, what Man City had as a significant problem was goal-scoring, although this hasn’t changed since the departure of club legend Sergio Agüero.
What Manchester City appears to be prepared for is to have a clear dominance in the English top flight, which isn’t a reality for now but not ruled out.
River Plate forward Julian Alvarez was the first player to join Man City in 2022, followed by Bundesliga record-maker Erling Haaland, who joined the club for £54.00m and become one of the club’s most expensive signings.
Man City confirmed signings 2022
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – £54.00m
Arguably one of the best players on the European transfer market, Erling Haaland is known for his consistency in front of goal. The former Borussia Dortmund forward could be critical to Man City’s success in Europe.
Although factors like the style of play by Pep Guardiola and injury concerns are not out of place, Haaland promises Manchester City a lot more in the attack. The Norwegian scored 86 goals for Dortmund.
Julian Alvarez (River Plate) – £15.30m
Julian Alvarez is arguably one of the best players on the South American continent and would soon become a household name in English football.
Most recently, Alvarez scored six goals in one game as River Plate edged past Alianza Lima 8-1 in the Copa Libertadores group stages.
Although Alvarez might not be at the same level as Haaland regarding goal scoring, there’s more to expect than goal scoring.
The Argentine made an international appearance for Argentina against Italy at the Finalissima in Wembley stadium.
Julian Alvarez is one fast-rising talent from the South American continent who’s held his position firmly as a forward for River Plate, running through the storm and taking the league by storm with his impressive style of play.
Alvarez is one of those traditional forwards capable delivery your goals when needed. His strength and minor weakness, backed up by his impressive stats in the last few seasons.
Alvarez found the back of the net 20 times from 28 starts for River in the Argentine league during the 2021 season.