Gonzalo Higuain has admitted that he is a huge fan of West Ham United target Julian Alvarez, when speaking with ESPN.
Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 21-year-old striker to the London Stadium next month according to a report from El Intrasigente.
Signing a striker in January will be crucial for West Ham if we are to push on and maintain our place inside the top four of the Premier League table.
Michail Antonio needs more competition and cover and Julian Alvarez would be a very useful option.
The Hammers bringing the Argentinian ace to the London Stadium would be a really exciting January transfer window move.
He has been in sensational form for River Plate this season with 17 goals and seven assists to his name in just 19 games (Transfermarkt).
El Intrasigente claims that River want around £21 million for the young forward.
Gonzalo Higuain raves about West Ham target
The former Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus hitman now plies his trade in America with Inter Miami.
With 350 career goals for club and country to his name (Transfermarkt), there aren’t many who know more about finding the back of the net than Higuain.
The 33-year-old has six league titles to his name as well, so he knows what it takes to win, that’s for sure.
And the Argentinian striker told ESPN how impressed he has been by Alvarez:
“He is the best striker that River Plate has and half of Europe wants him. I saw how he moves, how he uses both feet. I see him similar to me in terms of his hunger, the desire to make it, the desire to learn. I love him in every way, how he plays, his humility… it makes me very happy that he is doing well.”
That really is a glowing endorsement from one of the world’s most prolific marksmen.
Alvarez certainly seems to have something very special about him. He has been described as a spectacular young striker by Planet Football.
He is a clinical finisher and plays with a typical South American tenacity and aggression.
£21 million would be great value for West Ham.
And following Higuain’s comments on his countryman, the Hammers surely can’t go wrong by signing the 21-year-old in January.