Personal terms almost agreed: Liverpool pushing to close deal for £50K-p/w ‘Very very talented’ star
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, with the final details of the deal being resolved.
The Reds are keen to strengthen their midfield for the upcoming season after falling short (Almost Certainly) in the Premier League top-4 race and missing out on Champions League football. Fabrizio Romano confirms that Liverpool are close to agreeing on personal terms and salary with Mac Allister.
The club is aware of the competition for his signature and wants to secure the deal soon. Brighton are aware of the midfielder’s desire to leave and the departure could be finalized in June.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s Mac Allister perfect for Liverpool
Mac Allister is seen as a potential replacement for departing players Naby Keita and James Milner. The 24-year-old Argentine midfielder had a standout performance in the Qatar World Cup and has been impressive for Brighton this season.
He has scored 12 goals and provided two assists in 37 appearances, contributing to the club’s push for a top-7 finish in the Premier League.
Known for his versatility and creativity in midfield, Mac Allister is expected to fit well into Jurgen Klopp’s system at Liverpool. However, Liverpool still faces a challenging task in qualifying for the Champions League and might certainly have to settle for the Europa League next season.
Other options for the Reds
In addition to Mac Allister, Liverpool are considering other options for the summer transfer window. Mason Mount and Ryan Gravenberch are among the potential targets, while Harvey Barnes and James Maddison could be pursued if Leicester City faces relegation.
Crystal Palace players Marc Guehi and Eberechi Eze are also rumored to be on Liverpool’s radar.
Man City’s interest
Despite rumors of Manchester City’s interest, reliable sources have debunked these claims, confirming that Liverpool are the main contender for Mac Allister’s signature.
The negotiations have been ongoing since April, and Liverpool’s pursuit of the player aligns with Brighton’s expectation of losing key players to elite clubs.
Brighton, known for their tough negotiation stance, may face the activation of Mac Allister’s release clause, giving the player more control over his future. Brighton’s manager, Roberto de Zerbi, acknowledges the likelihood of losing key players but emphasizes the club’s policy of bringing in new talents.
Overall, Liverpool’s pursuit of Mac Allister signifies their determination to strengthen the midfield and bounce back stronger in the upcoming season, while Brighton prepares for the potential departure of their influential midfielder.