Efrain Alvarez of the LA Galaxy is a target for Chivas this season, according to Goal’s sources.
The 18-year-old midfielder has already made 33 MLS appearances, and his performance as a teenager has earned him a place among North America’s top prospects. Crescencio Alvarez, his father, used to play for Chivas, giving the Liga MX club hope of luring him away from his current club.
Although no official contact has been made, sources say that an approach is on the way. Alvarez is expected to cost at least $12 million (£8.5 million).
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Chivas would like to sign Alvarez this year, but it would conflict with the Galaxy’s MLS season in 2021, which has just begun.
Since the youngster is under contract, LA will need a substantial contractual bid before negotiations could go on, according to reports, which could deter Chivas’ pursuit of the player.
Alvarez is regarded as one of the best young talents in Major League Soccer, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic stating in 2019: “He’s by far the greatest star from anyone [in MLS]. Because he’s a football fan.
It’s normal for him to want to play football. It wasn’t because of his qualifications or something. You can have the preparation, the physical [work], and all the other aspects you need to improve as an athlete, but you can’t have the football in you. He’s got it.
When he’s on the ground, you can see how natural he is. The way he thinks and the way he throws the ball. The way he touches it.” By far the best talent in Major League Soccer. He just wants some game time, and he’ll let you know when he gets it.”
Efrain Alvarez national team future:
There has been a lot of speculation over Alvarez’s prospects with the national team. As he has yet to commit to either the United States or Mexico.
In March, he was named to Mexico’s friendly roster, but this was not an official decision to join El Tri. At the end of 2020, he even spent time training with the USMNT.
Meanwhile, his father has characterized the process of selecting a country as traumatic.