News About Nigeria gathered that Alexis Mac Allister’s father and agent are scheduled to travel to England for discussions with Liverpool representatives regarding a potential move for the Brighton & Hove Albion forward.
While Chelsea and Arsenal briefly engaged in talks about the Argentine striker towards the end of the previous season, Liverpool is currently the sole English team showing significant interest.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is eager to strengthen their forward line amid rumors of Roberto Firmino’s departure from the club.
Last season, Liverpool struggled to make an impact, finishing fifth in the Premier League and consequently missing out on a spot in the upcoming UEFA Champions League. Manchester United overtook them after a 4-1 victory over Chelsea and a win against Fulham in their final EPL game.
Having reached an agreement on personal terms with Mac Allister’s representatives, Liverpool is now in close proximity to securing the signature of the talented Brighton star, who has been valued at £70m.
According to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano, “the expectation is to finalize the deal next week,” with Mac Allister’s father set to be in England to facilitate the negotiations.
During the previous season, Mac Allister made 35 appearances for Brighton across all competitions, finding the back of the net ten times.
The 25-year-old joined the Premier League on January 24, 2019, when he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion. He was subsequently loaned back to Argentinos Juniors for the remainder of the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Mac Allister also featured prominently in the Argentine team that triumphed in the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar. His outstanding performances for Brighton in the recently concluded EPL season propelled him into the spotlight.