West Ham target Julian Alvarez has been advised to snub a move to West Ham in January and instead stay at River Plate for the time being.
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.
The young River Plate hitman is a truly exceptional player.
Alvarez has been on fire for River Plate so far this season with 17 goals and seven assists to his name in just 19 games (Transfermarkt).He possesses blistering pace, is strong in the air and on the ground and plays with typical Argentinian heart and passion.
In other words, he’s the absolutely perfect signing for David Moyes and would slot into the current West Ham team seamlessly.
It seems as though the South American ace could stay at River though.
Julian Alvarez told to reject January West Ham move
Former River Plate star Rafael Santos Borre, who now plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, spoke to TYC Sport about what the future holds for his fellow South American.
The 26-year-old Colombian said:
“My advice would be to spend one more time in River, which is the place where you are feeling comfortable. Alvarez should make the decision to come to Europe when you feel more secure and prepared to face the challenge.”
That’s a fair shout to be honest.
Perhaps swapping continents at just 21 would be a very tall order for Alvarez. Especially considering the frenetic pace and physicality of the Premier League.
Having said all of that, Alvarez does seem to have something very special about him.
If David Moyes thinks the young striker is ready to play Premier League football, then who are we to argue?
Alvarez certainly knows where the net is and sometimes, that’s all you need.