According to reliable sources, Liverpool is reportedly nearing the completion of an agreement to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. The 24-year-old Argentine, who played a crucial role in his country’s World Cup triumph, is a highly sought-after player among several top Premier League clubs. It is widely anticipated that Mac Allister will depart Brighton this summer, with manager Roberto De Zerbi acknowledging that the midfielder has likely played his final game for the club.
With the season now concluded, Liverpool has shifted its focus towards strengthening the squad for the upcoming campaign, and Mac Allister has emerged as one of their primary targets. Over the past few months, the player and his representatives have engaged in discussions about his future with various clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United. However, sources have revealed that Liverpool is currently leading the race for Mac Allister’s signature.
Preliminary personal terms between the player and Liverpool have already been agreed upon, and the club has expressed a willingness to meet Brighton’s valuation of approximately £70 million. Liverpool is growing increasingly confident that a deal can be finalized and is eager to reach a firm agreement as soon as possible, allowing them to shift their attention to other areas of reinforcement.
Mac Allister, who recently attended the wedding of his Argentine teammate Lautaro Martinez in Italy, is expected to make a final decision on his future in the coming days. In a bid to enhance their transfer operations, Liverpool has also appointed Jorg Schmadtke as their new sporting director.
Securing a new midfielder is a key priority for Liverpool, as they had initially targeted a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham this summer. However, financial considerations prompted the club to withdraw from the race towards the end of the season and explore alternative options. While they were among the early suitors for Chelsea’s Mason Mount, it is now anticipated that both Arsenal and Manchester United are preparing rival bids if an agreement over a new contract cannot be reached between Mount and Chelsea.