Revealed: Liverpool activate Mac Allister release clause as full agreement reached - sources
Liverpool have agreed to meet Alexis Mac Allister’s release clause and will pay Brighton a fee of between £55-60million for his services, sources have told Football Insider.
Personal terms have already been settled with the 24-year-old, who will sign a triple-your-money contract worth in excess of £150,000-a-week.
It is believed the deal will be finalised soon and he is set to become Liverpool’s first summer signing.
Football Insider revealed on Wednesday (31 May) that the Merseysiders and Mac Allister have reached a full agreement following the conclusion of the 2022-23 campaign.
The World Cup winner bid farewell to the Brighton fans after four years at the club following their 2-1 away defeat at Aston Villa last week (28 May).
Seagulls boss Roberto De Zerbi has made no secret of Mac Allister’s exit – claiming the loss was the “last game” for him and fellow midfielder Moises Caicedo, who has also been linked with the Premier League’s elite.
The Argentina international played a crucial role for Brighton as they achieved a first-ever European qualification.
Mac Allister, who has two years left to run on his contract at the Amex Stadium, notched 12 goals and three assists across 40 games in all competitions in the 2022-23 campaign.
He also grabbed a goal and an assist for Argentina in Qatar as they recorded a famous World Cup triumph.
Liverpool are plotting a radical overhaul of their midfield options in the summer window as they bid to return to the Premier League title race next season.
Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner will depart Anfield at the end of this month – while it has been confirmed that Arthur Melo will return to Juventus following his unsuccessful loan spell in England.
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