Alexis Mac Allister’sand agent are expected to arrive the UK next week to finalize every detail of his Amex exit, as the midfielder is set to depart Brighton this summer.
Mac Allister, 24, has emerged as one of the Premier League’s most sought-after players after performing for the Seagulls and playing a key role in Argentina’s spectacular World Cup triumph midway through the season.
Liverpool and Manchester City have both been strongly linked with the £60 million-rated midfield ace. And Mac Allister’s post-match actions following Brighton’s 1-1 draw with City in midweek – the Seagulls’ penultimate home game of the season – fueled talk that he could be on the move.
According to TyC Sports, Mac Allister’s father, who is also his son’s agent, will be in the UK next week to finalize the paperwork of a move to Liverpool, which is said to be at a ‘advanced stage’.
While Anfield is now considered the most likely destination for Mac Allister, other clubs have expressed interest in his services since the World Cup, where the midfield maestro emerged as an unanticipated star.
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And, according to Inside Futbol, Mac Allister senior disclosed to Italian site Tutto Mercato in December that he had already had calls from prospective suitors:
“I can only say that together with the club we will analyse the offers we will receive and then we will decide what will happen with Alexis’ future.
“He is doing very well in England and is grateful to Brighton as they gave him the chance to come to Europe. However, neither can we provide a price nor can we say who called us. We don’t want to give any information that could prejudice imminent negotiations if any.”
Despite having a solid finish to the season, Liverpool has plans to make some much-needed changes to the midfield in preparation for the 2023–24 season.
Mason Mount has been mentioned as a Liverpool target in following of his contract disagreement with Chelsea, but rumours earlier this week stated that the Blues academy graduate would prefer a move to Manchester United if he does leave Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window.