Alexis McAllister is “unlikely to return to Brighton until the New Year with the club keen to give him time to celebrate with friends and family” after his World Cup heroics against Argentina in Qatar.
With Brighton’s World Cup hero Alexis McAllister not back at the club until at least the New Year, the Seagulls will be keen to celebrate his side’s victory in early December.
According to the Athletic, McAllister, who scored one of the best goals in a World Cup final, has been given the chance to spend time with friends and family and come to terms with the fact that he is now a world champion. .
The Seagulls star has been widely praised and was even named in Sportsmail’s team of the tournament, but the club are adamant to keep him at the Amex Stadium on a long-term deal in October.
Brighton will be without Alexis McAllister until at least the new year after his World Cup heroics
After a thrilling 3-3 World Cup penalty shoot-out draw with France on Sunday, the Albiceleste launched into massive celebrations to claim their third title.
And Brighton are believed to be keen to let the young star enjoy his exploits until at least the new year, despite the hectic resumption of club football.
After arriving in Buenos Aires, Lionel Scaloni and his team embarked on an open-air bus tour of the Argentine capital to share their triumph with thousands of fans.
The Brighton youngster has started six of his side’s seven games, missing out only in the shock defeat to Saudi Arabia
Roberto de Zerbi’s side are in action just three days after the showpiece final at Lussalle Stadium with a Carabao Cup tie against League One Charlton.
The clash with Latics will be followed by three games in nine days, including Southampton and Everton either side of a home game against league leaders Arsenal.
Despite his nation’s triumph in Qatar, he will not be called up for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup action.
McAllister assisted Angel Di Maria to make it 2-0 against Argentina on Sunday
After initially arriving at the Amex in 2019, McAllister spent two consecutive spells on loan in his country, before the start of 2021-22 when he became one of the Seagulls’ standout players.
He has featured in all 14 Premier League games for De Zerbe’s side this season, scoring five times in the process, including a brace against Leicester in September.
The Seagulls will also be without Danny Welbeck for the trips to Charlton and Southampton after the England forward picked up a minor injury in the mid-season clash with Aston Villa in Dubai.