West Ham could now face competition from Manchester United for the signature of River plate ace Julian Alvarez.

And Manchester United showing interest in signing the brilliant young Argentine will obviously be a massive blow for the Hammers.

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Man United have just made contact with River Plate about signing Alvarez in January according to Argentinian media outlet Ole.

West Ham boss David Moyes wants to bring the 21-year-old future superstar to the London Stadium according to El Intrasigente.

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RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

With Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick allegedly keen to bring Alvarez to Old Trafford though, the Hammers face a really tough January transfer window battle ahead.

West Ham face Manchester United competition for Julian Alvarez

Ole reckons that Man United have already made contact to sign the 21-year-old striker. That really does sound ominous for the Hammers.

The Argentina youngster is a truly sensational striker. He was recently described as a ‘special, special talent’ by the Birmingham Mail.

Avalrez was in fabulous form for River Plate this season. He bagged 20 goals and seven assists in just 22 games for his club.

He possesses blistering pace, is strong in the air and on the ground and plays with typical Argentinian heart and passion.

Alvarez is great at driving at opposing defenders. He averaged 2.1 successful dribbles per game this season. He is also very creative. Not only did he bag seven assists but he made 2.1 key passes per game on average as well.

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In other words, he’s the absolutely perfect signing for David Moyes and would slot into the current West Ham team seamlessly.

Manchester United entering the race for Alvarez’s signature, however, will be a huge problem for West Ham.

Even the most ardent of West Ham fans would surely have to admit that Manchester United are a more attractive prospect than us for potential new signings at the moment.

Alvarez would be such an exciting addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium. The South American starlet really could take the Hammers to another level.

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And for that reason, missing out on his signature to Manchester United would be a devastating blow for the Hammers to stomach.

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