Alexis Mac Allister’s father and agent Carlos will likely be in England subsequent week to place the ending touches on his impending switch to Liverpool, based on experiences in South America. The World Cup-winning maestro seems nearly sure to go away Brighton within the coming weeks after serving to Albion safe Europa League qualification with a commendable sixth-place Premier League end.
Mac Allister reduce an emotional determine on Wednesday night throughout Brighton’s lap of appreciation after enjoying what’s believed to have been his ultimate dwelling sport for the Seagulls on the Amex.
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has already made it clear he expects the previous Boca Juniors midfielder to go away the membership this summer season alongside highly-coveted team-mate Moises Caicedo.
It is properly documented that Liverpool are actually within the box-seat for Mac Allister’s signature and it appears the transfer might edge nearer as quickly as subsequent week following Sunday’s ultimate Premier League fixtures of the season.
Extremely-respected Tyc Sports activities reporter Cesar Luis Merlo tweeted on Friday: “Alexis Mac Allister’s arrival in Liverpool comes at a key second: every thing is properly superior and subsequent week his father and agent will journey to England.
“The contractual supply is as much as 2028 and it stays to complete accelerating and shut the exit with Brighton.”
Liverpool are believed to have agreed private phrases with Mac Allister however they’re but to enter formal negotiations with Brighton.
The summer season switch window doesn’t formally open till Wednesday June 14 however that won’t cease golf equipment from making an explosive begin to their enterprise in a bid to beat rivals to the punch.
Manchester Metropolis are additionally believed to carry an curiosity in Mac Allister, whereas Chelsea and Manchester United have additionally been linked with the participant since he starred on the World Cup in Qatar.
Pep Guardiola sparked additional hypothesis on Wednesday when he hugged and whispered into the ear of Mac Allister following Manchester Metropolis’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.
But Liverpool stay frontrunners to shut a deal and there’s cautious optimism round Anfield that he’ll turn into their first signing of the summer season window.
Mac Allister’s Brighton contract is believed to include a clause that might permit him to go away the membership for below £60million.
But the Seagulls are masters of negotiating and have proven in current switch home windows that they won’t let go of their gamers with no combat.
Brighton rebuffed two mega-money affords – the best of which was price £70m – in January from Arsenal for Caicedo.
The Ecuador worldwide can be firmly admired by Liverpool but it surely appears extremely unlikely they’ve the monetary muscle to fund each signings this summer season.
Caicedo is valued at over £80m after just lately penning a brand new long-term contract simply weeks after attempting to power his means out of the Sussex membership.
Liverpool are concentrating on as much as three midfielders within the switch window with Mason Mount and Ryan Gravenberch additionally of robust curiosity.