The 22-year-old found the net 53 times and contributed 31 assists in 120 appearances for the Argentine giants.
An attacker with excellent close control that can play anywhere across the forward line, Alvarez can score all types of goals: long range strikes, tap-ins and headers are all on show in the video above.
He has made the difference in a number of key matches too, scoring against the best South American sides including São Paulo, San Lorenzo and Superclásico rivals Boca Juniors.
After making his senior debut in 2018, the forward was part of the squad that lifted the Copa Libertadores later that same year.
Then 2021 proved to be an outstanding year for our new man, earning the coveted South American Footballer of the Year award for his 18 goals that carried River to the Primera Division.
Alvarez also has nine international caps to his name for La Albiceleste and was part of the squad that lifted the Copa America trophy in 2021.
Click on the above video to see his best goals during his time at the Estadio Monumental...
Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez, and Stefan Ortega Moreno will all be introduced to City fans at a special event this Sunday 10 July. Find out how you can meet our new signings or follow live on our official channels.