Ajax defender Edson Álvarez has admitted he is eyeing up a move to Manchester City as he loves the attacking football Pep Guardiola’s side play.

Álvarez arrived at Ajax this summer in a £13.50m move from CF América as the Dutch club looked to find a replacement for Matthijs de Ligt, who had departed in a big money to Juventus.

That’s a challenge that Álvarez has gone some way to achieving, making nine appearances in all competitions as well as starting both of the club’s Champions League group games this season.

Indeed, he was one of the stars of the show in the win over Lille, bagging the second goal of the game in the eventual 3-0 victory.

That was a big moment for a guy who has worked his way up from humble beginnings, and it seems he’s already thinking ahead, particularly of Manchester City.

“I have already performed well at the highest level, the Champions League, so I know I can do it,” he told Voetbal International.

“And 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.

“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.”