MANCHESTER CITY are ready to unleash Erling Haaland AND Julian Alvarez on the Premier League next season.
Pep Guardiola’s champions have scored more than any top-flight team in Europe this term — rattling in 150 goals in all competitions.
Erling Haaland will add firepower to Manchester City’s arsenal this summer.
Julian Alvarez is also set to be unleashed on the Premier League next season. Credit: AFP
But the Catalan manager is still planning to shake things up for their latest bid for silverware next campaign with two new faces.
Norwegian superstar Haaland was at the Etihad Campus on Wednesday putting the finishing touches to his £51.4million move from Borussia Dortmund.
And he will be joined at pre-season training by River Plate’s Argentine international hotshot Alvarez.
Guardiola will take a good look at the 22-year-old forward, who is rated as one of the hottest prospects in South America.
He was snapped up for £14m on transfer deadline day in January but was allowed to stay with his current club until the summer.
According to City chief executive Ferran Soriano, several clubs have already asked about taking the player on loan next season.
However, he says the current plan is for him to stay and be part of the first-team squad at the Etihad next season.
Soriano said: “We have had many offers from clubs to loan Julian Alvarez — but he is not going to leave.
“He will do the pre-season with us and I think he will stay. Barcelona were not among those who were interested.”
Alvarez had a prolific season in his homeland, scoring 26 goals in 39 matches in all competitions.
His arrival — along with Haaland — could spell bad news for one of the three forwards going into the final 12 months of their contracts at the Etihad.
Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez are all waiting to see if City will offer them new deals or listen to offers for them this summer.
Brazil star Jesus, 25, seems the most likely to make way in pre-season, with Arsenal and Tottenham among a host of clubs chasing his signature.
Any further cash raised is likely to be spent on reinforcing other areas of Guardiola’s side.
Soriano confirmed earlier this week that the champions will look to bring in a central midfielder this summer to replace Fernandinho, 37.
City have ruled out moves for Frenkie de Jong at Barca and West Ham talisman Declan Rice.
But Guardiola remains keen on a deal for Leeds linchpin Kalvin Phillips.
However, that move for the England man will now be more difficult after his club avoided the dreaded drop on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season.
Forward Haaland has spent the past couple of days in Manchester and also visited his new team at the City Football Academy yesterday.