Brighton’s CEO discloses Alexis Mac Allister’s future amid rumours of a transfer to Liverpool.

Brighton’s CEO discloses Alexis Mac Allister’s future amid rumours of a transfer to Liverpool.

Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber has refused to rule out sanctioning a summer transfer for World Cup-winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who has been linked to Liverpool.

The Reds are the most recent Premier League club to be linked with a move for the 24-year-old Argentine, despite him signing a new long-term contract with Southampton last fall.

Mac Allister has experienced a meteoric rise in the Premier League and on the international stage over the past six months, after playing a pivotal role in Argentina’s first World Cup victory in 36 years at the 2022 finals and assisting Brighton in their quest for European qualification this season.

It was rumored earlier this month that Mac Allister’s agent was scheduled to meet with Anfield officials and discuss a potential move to Merseyside this summer, with Liverpool recently abandoning their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham in favor of multiple midfielders.

Barber told sports dias that he does not know what the summer will hold for the midfielder, but that the club is prepared for such intense interest, which they will manage accordingly.

“With Alexis, we sat down before the World Cup with his father, Carlos, and his agent,” said Barber. “The aim was to ensure that Alexis was as relaxed as possible prior to his World Cup goal.

“Thereafter, we ensured that he refocused on the Premier League, which he has done to his credit. Has performed exceptionally well.

“What does summer hold? We cannot say. We are aware that our athletes will be subject to a great deal of scrutiny and interest.

And we will handle it as we always have, if and when it occurs.

Carlos Allister, the father of Mac Allister, disclosed during the World Cup that he was in negotiations with multiple clubs regarding his son’s prospective next move.

Carlos Mac Allister stated, “Today he is just beginning his career in Europe, but on the way back when he decides to settle in Argentina again, he will surely want to play in Boca, if only for a short time, to finish thanking and demonstrating the level that it can have in a club of this nature in Argentina.”

“During the next [transfer window], he will normally be playing for another institution; however, we do not know which. In general, negotiations are just commencing, but Alexis will likely be playing for another team by next July.

Brighton’s CEO discloses Alexis Mac Allister’s future amid rumours of a transfer to Liverpool.