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Why Alvarez is better than Haaland – Real Madrid’s ex-forward, Cassano

Former Real Madrid and AC Milan forward, Antonio Cassano believes that Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez is a better player than his teammate Erling Haaland because the Norwegian superstar is ‘not special.’

Alvarez joined Manchester City from River Plate ahead of the 2022-23 season after a £15.30 million deal was finalized in January this year.

The Argentine star has netted three goals for Pep Guardiola’s side in just 179 minutes of action across all competitions.

Haaland, on the other hand, joined the Citizens from Borussia Dortmund for £54 million in June

He has scored a whopping ten goals in just six Premier League matches so far this season.

Speaking on Bobo TV on Twitch (via Daily Star), Cassano compared both attackers and said Alvarez is stronger than Haaland.

“For me, Julian Alvarez is much stronger than Haaland. Haaland will score 90 goals, he is very strong, he is a much stronger [Romelu] Lukaku, but Alvarez is more of a player than Haaland, qualitatively he is stronger,” Cassano said.

“Haaland is not special, I see Adriano of Inter in Haaland, he has a bit of [Christian] Vieri’s progression.”

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