Liverpool are reportedly unwilling to match Brighton & Hove Albion’s £70m asking price for Alexis Mac Allister despite personal terms being agreed with the midfielder.
90min claim that the Reds have voiced concerns over paying so much for the 24-year-old, though there is an understanding that a deal could still be done even with Liverpool being unwilling to meet Brighton’s demands for Mac Allister.
As per the report, the Argentine international is expected to become Liverpool’s first signing of the summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp prepares to overhaul his midfield options in the coming weeks, with Mac Allister a player who could be perfect for the Anfield side.
Lauded as an ‘unbelievable’ talent by former Premier League goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, the Brighton star has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season as well as establishing himself as a star on the international stage with Argentina.
Indeed, the Seagulls £70m valuation for Mac Allister makes sense given how good the midfielder has been this season. However, with Liverpool having limited funds to spend this summer, it’s understandable why the Reds are adamant to pay the full fee demanded by Brighton.
Liverpool will have to cave to Brighton’s will to sign Mac Allister
£70m for Mac Allister might seem like an overvaluation based on the midfielder’s overall form for Brighton in the past few seasons. Yet if Liverpool are to bring the 24-year-old to Merseyside in a timely manner, they’ll have to cough up the money top sign the South American.
As we know, Liverpool are looking to sign more than one midfielder this summer, and whilst Mac Allister will likely be the Reds’ biggest acquisition in the window, £70m might look like a relative bargain if the Argentine hits the ground running at Anfield.