Brighton are becoming increasingly frustrated by reported Liverpool target Alexis MacAllister’s desire to leave this summer
Mac Allister is said to be high on the Reds’ list of midfield targets ahead of a major rebuild. According to 90min, Liverpool is one of the few teams interested in signing the 24-year-old.
In fact, they claim that Brighton’s £70 million price tag ensures that Mac Allister will remain in the Premier League. To that end, Liverpool is said to be ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United in the race.
Brighton have reportedly become ‘agitated’ with the Argentina international, who has publicly courted a move away from the club. Carlos, Alexis’ father, is also said to be ‘adamant’ that his son will leave The Amex this year.
Despite their displeasure, it is claimed that Brighton will not stand in the way of a Mac Allister move. However, it has been reported that any transfer will be subject to the Seagulls’ ‘conditions.’
Mac Allister is for sale.
As of now, all indications point to Mac Allister leaving the South Coast this summer. Although he has made public statements this week about his desire to remain at Brighton, it appears that the World Cup winner is simply being respectful of his current club.
According to his father, Mac Allister will’most likely’ be playing football elsewhere come September.
Of course, this is subject to Brighton’s conditions being met. However, if they remain determined to extract £70 million from the player they signed for peanuts, a stalemate may result.
Because, as good as Mac Allister is – and he is – he isn’t worth that much money. Yes, Chelsea’s spending spree on Enzo Fernandez’s Argentina teammate has distorted the market, but Liverpool will not do business at that price.
It’s also difficult to imagine any of the other names on 90min’s list doing the same thing. Man City may be the team to watch in this regard, but according to other reports, they are not.
Overall, we believe the price will fall and Mac Allister will eventually leave. We hope it will be to Liverpool, but nothing has been decided as of yet.