Alexis Mac Allister, the Argentine midfielder who currently plays for Brighton, has emerged as a top target for Liverpool in their midfield revamp this summer. With Liverpool having failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in seven years, Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season. While Liverpool have remained tight-lipped on any sign of a deal being agreed, reports in Argentina suggest that Mac Allister is close to completing a move to the Reds for a fee of around £60 million.
Despite the rumors, Mac Allister has remained calm about the prospect of joining Liverpool. Speaking to Miami-based Argentine news outlet Infobae, the 24-year-old midfielder said that he is happy at Brighton but is aware that there are possibilities of moving to another club if a good offer arrives for both the club and him. He added that playing in the Premier League is his goal and he would like his next club to be in the Premier League.
Mac Allister, who is a World Cup winner, has been in excellent form this season for Brighton and has helped the team qualify for Europe for the first time in their history. He was in tears after Brighton’s final Premier League game at Aston Villa last Sunday and has been asked about the strong interest from Liverpool and the chance to work with Klopp. However, he has not yet given any indication of his plans.
Liverpool are keen to bolster their midfield options this summer and have been linked with several midfielders. They are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Mason Mount, but Manchester United have edged ahead in the race for the midfielder. Reports in France suggest that the Reds are also considering Nice’s Khephren Thuram.
The transfer window for Premier League clubs to make domestic transfers opens on June 14, and Liverpool will likely move quickly to secure their targets. Klopp will be looking to build a side that can challenge for the Premier League title next season and make amends for the disappointment of this season.
In conclusion, while the signing of Mac Allister would be a significant boost for Liverpool and their midfield, the club will need to move quickly if they want to secure his services. However, with the transfer window opening in just a few days, fans can expect to see some activity from the Reds as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for silverware in the new season.