Liverpool are not going to have as high a fee as initially expected for the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder, Alexis Mac Allister, confirms Fabrizio Romano. The Reds are reportedly in an advanced position to sign him and have almost also agreed personal terms with the Argentine World Cup winner.
Liverpool About to Strike Bargain Deal for Alexis Mac Allister
Liverpool ‘Really Close’ to Alexis Mac Allister Deal
The Reds have already started to making moves at changing things around in their squad from next season, having released four first-team players following the expiration of their contracts and allowing midfielder Arthur Melo to return to Juventus, too.
Romano claims that the Reds are now really, really close to agreeing on a deal with Mac Allister. His agent, also his father, has travelled to England to get a deal done and ensure that his son joins Liverpool later this month. It’s further added that there are still certain final details that need to be completed for this transfer to be green-lit, but that the agreement on personal terms is really close.
Furthermore, it is also claimed by Romano that Liverpool are ready to pay the release clause to Brighton for Mac Allister’s signing and that it is not £60 million or £65 million, irrespective of it being touted in the past. He claims that the actual fee is “way less” than that and that the Reds are on the verge of striking a real bargain to sign the World Cup winner.
When Can Liverpool Complete the Transfer?
Romano also adds that the Merseyside club are ready to close the deal in the next few days, meaning that they are pushing to sign Mac Allister as soon as possible. At this point, it appears that a deal can be announced in the next few weeks and the Argentine will be fully ready to start training with the Reds from July.
Mac Allister, who was hailed for his ‘amazing’ World Cup campaign, could bring something fresh to Liverpool’s midfield – adding more energy, tenacity and creativity. He enjoyed a prolific season with the Seagulls last time around, helping them qualify for the UEFA Europa League and scoring 10 goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season.