Il Corsport annuncia: "L'Inter ha preso Alvarez"

E' tutto fatto per Ricardo Alvarez dal Vèlez all'Inter. Si sbilancia oggi il Corriere dello Sport in edicola, che in prima pagina spara la notizia dell'arrivo del fantasista argentino alla corte di Gasperini: un affare che secondo il Corsport sarebbe chiuso per una cifra pari a 11 milioni di euro, necessari per strappare il talento all'Arsenal.  (fcinternews)

Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez, nicknamed "Ricky Álvarez", (born April 12, 1988) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Vélez Sársfield in the Argentine Primera División. He is a left-footed attacking midfielder.

Álvarez played his first professional game with Vélez Sársfield in 2008. Following his debut, he suffered a knee cruciate ligament injury that stalled his progression on the first team. He then was part of the 2009 Clausura winning squad, playing only 18 minutes in the 1–0 victory over Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy.

The midfielder's breakthrough with the team finally came during the 2010 Clausura, in which Vélez, forced by the tight fixture of the Copa Libertadores, played mostly with substitutes. He scored his first goal in a 1–2 defeat to River Plate at the Estadio Monumental and received his first red card from referee Javier Collado in Vélez' 1–3 defeat to Racing, for complaining about a yellow card. He totalled 11 matches during the tournament (4 as a starter), and 1 goal.

Álvarez then played 15 games (2 starts) during Vélez' runner-up 2010 Apertura campaign. He also scored his second professional goal in his team's 1–0 home victory over Lanús for the 14th fixture
During the first semester of 2011, Álvarez got significant fan and media praise for his league and Copa Libertadores' games. He also showed versatility by playing all the positions of the midfield.  (wikipedia)