“Playing football at Man City could be the next step” – Ajax defender reveals admiration for Pep Guardiola’s side

Ajax defender Edson Álvarez has revealed his admiration for the style of play that Manchester City play and how playing for the Premier League champions could be ‘the next step’, in an interview with Voetbal International as relayed by Sport Witness.

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Edson Álvarez, who joined Ajax in the summer in a £13.5 million move from CF América has been speaking to Voetbal International about his future ambitions, after an impressive start to life at the Amsterdam club.

Álvarez, who seemed like he was handed the impossible task of replacing Matthijs De Ligt, has started 10 games this season, keeping five clean sheets and scoring two goals along the way. In the interview in question, it seems as though the Mexican international is focused on rising up the levels in club football.

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The 21-year-old said: “I have already performed well at the highest level, the Champions League, so I know I can do it. I also know that it will be much better in a few months. I have to because I want big show things.

“And after that? First, the focus on Ajax. Becoming a champion and hopefully going very far in the Champions League.

But when thinking about what’s next, only one club sprung to mind for one very important reason. Álvarez continued: “I love the attacking football that Manchester City plays, that is similar to that of Ajax. Playing football there once could be the next step, but first I want a lot of great things at Ajax.”

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Quite the ambition from a defender who’s impressed so much in his debut season in European football, and who knows, with the apparent continuous focus on recruitment in defence at the Etihad Stadium, could we be seeing Álvarez in sky blue in the future?

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