Liverpool want to rebuild their midfield department this year and have identified Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister as the top target.
A report from Football Insider claims that Liverpool have moved on from Jude Bellingham, because of the finances involved in the transfer. And they will now focus their efforts on signing Argentine international Alexis Mac Allister during the summer transfer window.
Alexis Mac Allister is one of the best central midfielders in the Premier League right now, and he helped Argentina win the World Cup last year. There is no doubt that the 24-year-old has the ability to play for a top club, and he could prove to be a superb signing for Liverpool.
The Reds have been quite disappointing in the middle of the park this season. So they will have to bring in quality reinforcements if they want to compete for major trophies once again. Players like Naby Keita, James Milner, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to move on at the end of the season when their contracts expire and they will need to be replaced adequately.
Liverpool are targeting multiple midfield signings, and Mac Allister has emerged as a viable target. However, Brighton have proven a difficult club to negotiate with, and Arsenal struggled with their attempts to sign Moises Caicedo during the January transfer window.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can convince the Seagulls to sell the Argentine international at the end of the season. It is highly likely that Brighton will demand a premium for his services. So Liverpool might have to pay substantial money in order to bring him to Anfield.
The 24-year-old is entering the peak years of his career and could help Liverpool return to the top of English football once again. The Argentine star is well-settled in the Premier League, and he could make an immediate impact at Anfield next season if the transfer goes through.
Given the amount of money Borussia Dortmund are demanding for Jude Bellingham, it is fair to assume that Mac Allister could be signed for half of that in the summer. So it is hardly surprising that the player, who has scored ten goals this season, has become a priority target for Liverpool.
Liverpool are unlikely to be the only Premier League club looking to sign the World Cup winner. So it remains to be seen whether they can compete with their rivals and secure his signature, especially if they miss out on Champions League football.