Reports suggest that Manchester United are considering a move for Brighton forward, Alex Mac Allister. The 24-year-old Argentine has attracted interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, following a stellar campaign for both club and country. Mac Allister has contributed eight goals and one assist in 23 games for the Seagulls, but his crowning moment came in December when he played a key part in Argentina winning the World Cup in Qatar.
Despite penning a new deal before the World Cup to keep him at the Amex until 2025, Brighton also have an additional one-year option clause on his deal. However, Caught Offside reports that Man Utd have been internally discussing the possibility of signing him in the summer transfer window, with a fee of around £60 million being suggested to get a deal over the line.
During his media commitments following his World Cup triumph, Mac Allister was asked who he would like to play for next. He told Gaston Edul of TyC Sports that he doesn’t have a team in particular where he says they suit his way of playing. However, he did mention that there are very strong teams in the Premier League, like Manchester City and Arsenal, and that he knows more or less the idea that Graham Potter has for playing football at Chelsea.
Mac Allister also mentioned that Manchester United are returning to what they were and Liverpool are having ups and downs but still have a very important team and coach. He added that if he had to choose, he would like his next step to be in the Premier League. However, he then went on to say that he is happy at Brighton and not thinking of a move.
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will make a move for Mac Allister, but the fact that they are reportedly holding internal talks suggests that they are considering it. With a fee of around £60 million being suggested, it would be a significant investment for the Red Devils, but if Mac Allister can replicate his form for Brighton at Old Trafford, it could prove to be money well spent.