Reports: Liverpool made fresh contact to sign ‘unbelievable’ £62m PL midfielder ‘in recent weeks’
Liverpool are reportedly one of ‘several clubs’ to have launched a fresh probe into Alexis Mac Allister’s availability in the summer.
This follows after the Argentine sensation’s part in a tremendous World Cup victory and amid Brighton’s surge up the league table with the Seagulls finding themselves only a point behind the Reds in seventh.
“The plan is for Mac Allister to leave Brighton in the summer, to take a step forward,” Matteo Moretto wrote on Twitter. “Several clubs asked in January, without going into depth, but in recent weeks some have returned to probe the possible purchase of the player. Liverpool is one of them.”
Jude Bellingham is reportedly a target for the Reds, and players from the English top division like Mason Mount of Chelsea and Matheus Nunes of Wolves have also been mentioned.
As one might anticipate from a World Cup-winning midfielder, the “unbelievable” midfielder (in the words of Jamie O’Hara for talkSPORT, via TeamTalk) won’t be cheap, though.
Roberto de Zerbi’s team might be willing to approve a leave this summer if an interested party could pay an asking price of £62 million, according to Tyc Sports’ Gaston Edul (via HITC).
With Bellingham likely to cost upwards of £130m, we’ll need a transfer kitty potentially heading into the £200m mark – and that’s if no further additions (or payments can’t be made in instalments) are to be considered.
We have to bear in mind that, despite question marks over the backline, much of our current concerns could be fixed by addressing a department that has only seen one senior incoming in the last four and a half years.
Whether Joel Matip and Joe Gomez continue to have futures at the club in an XI where the midfield is capable of offering the back four genuine protection is another question entirely, though our priority for the next window should remain clear.