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DONE DEAL:Liverpool has  pay €80 million for 24-year-old World Cup winner



Liverpool are reportedly closing in on the signing of Brighton playmaker and Argentine World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, with the Reds willing to fork out €80 million for his signature.DONE DEAL:Liverpool has  pay €80 million for 24-year-old World Cup winner

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Liverpool are willing to break the bank in order to sign 24-year-old Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who seemed to have packed his bags ahead of a summer Anfield move.

The Reds wrapped up an incredibly inconsistent season on Sunday with an entertaining 4-4 draw against already-relegated Southampton, with Jurgen Klopp’s side finishing fifth.

That means Liverpool will be competing in the Europa League next season and not the premier European competition, i.e., the Champions League, perhaps making it more difficult to attract world-class players.

It is unlikely to deter Mac Allister, though, with all recent headlines pointing to a swift transfer as all sides want to close the deal as soon as possible in the transfer season.

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The 24-year-old appeared to bid goodbye to the Seagulls after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa. After the match, Mac Allister was reduced to tears as he was surrounded by his teammates before waving to away fans as he made his way towards the tunnel. As supporters sang his name, manager Roberto De Zerbi wrapped his arm around the midfielder and pointed towards him.

In the clearest indication yet that the 24-year-old will be departing Brighton, De Zerbi later came out in his post-match press conference, stating he expects him and fellow midfielder Moises Caicedo to leave in the off-season.

The Argentine midfielder is expected to leave his current employers in the coming weeks and is a primary target for Liverpool as they prepare to revamp their midfield department this summer.

And now, according to Fichajes, Liverpool will pay a “crazy price” of around €80 million to secure the services of the Argentina midfielder this summer. The Reds have already made the first contact with Brighton to send them that big-money offer, and Mac Allister will become the most expensive sale in the history of Brighton, surpassing the sale of Marc Cucurella to Chelsea.

Mac Allister has been outstanding for Brighton this season. He has been an indispensable part of Roberto De Zerbi’s side, helping the Seagulls to their first time ever qualifying for a European competition in 2022/23.

Despite his club’s success this season, Mac Allister’s native Argentina have achieved even higher heights in the last year, as he played a pivotal role in La Albiceleste lifting the World Cup trophy for the first time in over 35 years in December 2022 in Qatar. He will surely relish the challenge of playing for Liverpool.

Ahead of a big summer, it seemed crucial that Liverpool make a fast start to the window, and it seems they are going to do just that with the signing of the Brighton midfielder.


Leighton Clarkson says he is considering future – revealing ‘high possibility’ of Aberdeen return – as English clubs…

Reading keen on adding Liverpool midfielder as they rebuild following relegation to England’s League One.

Leighton Clarkson is weighing up his options after a successful season with Aberdeen. Image: SNS

Leighton Clarkson says he will now start thinking about his future after helping Aberdeen secure European football – but has given an indication he could be back at the Dons next season.

The Reds have an agreement in place with Liverpool to bring the midfielder back to Pittodrie, and hope to secure Clarkson on a permanent deal after a successful campaign on loan.

Agreement of personal terms with the player is the last remaining hurdle for Aberdeen, but Clarkson is considering his options.

One of several English clubs, who are also battling for Clarkson’s signature, has been revealed.

Reading, who have been relegated to England’s League One, are reportedly keen on 21-year-old Clarkson, while other clubs in the English Championship have also been tracking the playmaker’s progress at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen manager Barry Robson would like to sign Leighton Clarkson permanently

When asked about the possibility of returning to the Dons in an interview with RedTV, Clarkson, who has a year left on his Liverpool deal, said: “I don’t know – I’ve not spoken to many people about it.

“I’ve told agents and stuff ‘don’t even tell me about interest’, because I just wanted to get Europe for Aberdeen.

“Now we’ve done that I can start thinking while I’m away on holiday.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it (at Aberdeen).

“If everything was to be right – and a lot of it is out of my control – it’s a really high possibility that I could be (back).”

Dons boss Barry Robson is eager to bring Clarkson back to Pittodrie to help lead the club’s return to European football after their third-placed finish in the Premiership.

Victory for Celtic over Caley Thistle in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday will ensure the Dons have guaranteed involvement in the group stages of Europe next season.

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