Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has reportedly been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Ben Jacobs told has CaughtOffside that that Manchester United are keen on signing World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister. And they have held internal talks regarding a potential move for a player also on the radars of Chelsea and Liverpool.
“A slightly cheaper option from Brighton could be Mac Allister. Manchester City and Manchester United have discussed him internally, but nothing more than that at this point,” Jacobs wrote.
“Liverpool and Chelsea are ones to watch as well. Mac Allister is contracted until 2025 with an option to extend by one year. And off the back of him winning the World Cup with Argentina, we are seeing some pretty high figures flying around.”
“Although Brighton don’t directly offer quotes to suitors for players they don’t plan to sell, insiders suggest £60m+ is what the Seagulls may expect. That’s quite a lot more than the numbers suitors have him valued at dating back to both January and before the World Cup, with valuations ranging from £27-35m. I think that type of bid now would get laughed out of the room.”
“But as the World Cup hype wears off, and his contract runs down slightly, let’s see how Brighton react to incoming bids. Mac Allister, at this point I am told, will assess his options come summer. Although he speaks glowingly about the Premier League, he is not against going to another European league. His priority is playing Champions League football regularly.”
The 24-year-old has established himself as a key player for Brighton, and he is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the Premier League right now. Mac Allister will add creativity, composure and technical ability in the middle of the park. Erik ten Hag desperately needs someone like him in his side.
Manchester United struggled to deal with the Liverpool press on Sunday. So having someone like Mac Allister could help them bypass that and create counter-attacking opportunities. The 24-year-old was a key player for this country at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as well, and he helped Argentina win the tournament.
Ben Jacobs has claimed that Manchester United are keeping tabs on a number of midfielders. But Mac Allister would prove to be a reasonably cheaper option for them. However, they are not the only English club looking to sign the player and will have to face competition from clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea as well.
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United come forward with an official offer for Mac Allister in the coming months. The 24-year-old has proven his quality at Brighton and will be hoping to join a bigger club soon.
Manchester United are likely to qualify for the Champions League, and they could be an attractive destination for the player in the summer. Mac Allister will cost upwards of £60 million, and Manchester United certainly have the resources to pay that kind of money for him.
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