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Julian Alvarez to Miss Premier League Opener as He Prepares for Grueling Summer Schedule

Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez is set for a relentless summer, participating in his second international tournament, leaving no room for rest.

Alvarez, who notably stepped in for Kevin De Bruyne during the FA Cup final, is confirmed to join Argentina’s squad for the Olympics. This move means the 24-year-old striker will likely miss the beginning of Manchester City’s Premier League campaign.

Selected as one of three overage players by Argentina’s coach Javier Mascherano, Alvarez is eager to add another prestigious medal to his collection, which already includes a World Cup and a historic Treble. Following his stint in the Copa America, Alvarez personally requested to be considered for the Olympic team, and Manchester City did not object. Reflecting on his managerial past, Pep Guardiola allowed a young Lionel Messi to pursue and win gold at the Olympics when he was at Barcelona.

This summer will be a test of endurance and ambition for Alvarez as he strives to further cement his legacy on the international stage while leaving a temporary void in City’s attacking lineup.

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