The agent of potential Inter target Julian Alvarez has made it clear that neither the Nerazzurri nor AC Milan have been in contact with him yet about the young striker, according to a report in the Italian media.
Speaking during an interview with FcInternews, Fernando Hidalgo discussed the fact that neither club has called him and therefore he could play with either Lautaro Martinez or Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the near future.
“Neither of them has called me. I don’t advertise for Inter, he would be fine with Ibrahimovic, with Lautaro or with some champions in England. The important thing is that a serious club arrives.”
As for whether the player is ready for the step up to a team like Inter, Fernando Hidalgo suggested that European clubs are often slow to take Argentinian stars which is why he will be more than ready when he makes a move.
“All European clubs go to Brazil and invest in very young players without asking if they are ready or not. Here in Argentina, on the other hand, they think they are not ready, they ask many questions and make offers for a percentage of the card.
“So when they make the decision to bet on Alvarez it may be late or they will pay him twice as much money as they would have paid him a year earlier.
“Alvarez already has two years behind him in the first division with River Plate, which is a great club, where you live the pressure. For this Julian is already at the military level in any top team in Europe.”
The price that Julian Alvarez would cost is not yet clear, and the agent does not wish to speculate over a figure, saying: “It’s a matter to discuss with the club, it’s not me who has to make the price, it’s up to the club.
“We will negotiate well if a major offer comes in, otherwise, he is happy to stay at River Plate.”
Fernando Hidalgo was also the agent for Inter legend Diego Milito and he believes they have some similar characteristics.
“Each player has his own characteristics. Julian like Diego has excellent ball possession, is technical, with good feet. He can play as a first or second striker, but also outside the area.
“He is a very complete player, one who really advances every day, tries to improve, who likes to learn. He is not at the top of his level and will develop new skills again.”