Liverpool Transfer News (June 6) – Today’s Liverpool transfer news is all about Alexis Mac Allister who is set to become the first Liverpool signing this summer transfer window.
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How close is Alexis Mac Allister to joining Liverpool?
All indications are that Mac Allister will be officially announced within the next few days by the club. Fabrizio Romano reports that Mac Allister is due to have a medical on Tuesday, June 6th with the player signing his Liverpool contract the following day, June 7th. The deal has already gotten the famous ‘here we go’ from Romano. Neil Jones of GOAL.com via The Anfield Wrap has stated that Mac Allister was seen as the club’s priority signing this summer. Liverpool believes they can add midfield pieces to build around the player. Jurgen Klopp in particular took an interest in the player this past January.
The deal will be completed before Mac Allister goes on international duty with Argentina. The reigning World Cup winners will face Australia and Indonesia.
What will be the price of the transfer?
This part is still a bit unclear but it has been reiterated multiple times by Fabrizio Romano that Liverpool feels they have got a bargain. Romano states the fee will be below £45M while James Pearce of The Athletic says the deal could be in excess of £45M. With that said, the deal very well could be right on the £45M line which would be excellent business for Liverpool.
So… who is Alexis Mac Allister?
Born in Santa Rosa, Mac Allister joined Argentinos Juniors academy as a kid and progressed through the ranks until reaching the senior side in 2016. He played for the club alongside his brothers Kevin and Francis, the former still playing for the Buenos Aires-based side. Under Mac Allister, Argentinos Juniors were promoted back to the Primera Division. After three seasons with the club, Mac Allister was signed by Brighton in January 2019. He was immediately loaned back to his boyhood club until the summer. Mac Allister joined up with Boca Juniors for the start of the 19-20 Primera Division before being re-called on loan from Brighton.
After his return from Boca, Mac Allister became an integral piece for Graham Potter’s Brighton. 112 games later for the south-coast club and Mac Allister is now a World Cup champion and on the brink of a move to Liverpool.