According to reports, “Manchester United” will challenge Arsenal for the services of “Brighton & Hove Albion” midfielder Alexis McAllister. With victorious Argentina, the 23-year-old has been one of the standout stars of the 2022 World Cup, starting six of the seven games in Qatar.
As the only Brighton player to ever start in a World Cup final, McAllister provided an assist for Angel Di Maria as Argentina beat France on penalties to win their first championship since 1986.
Mc Allister has enjoyed a prolific first half of the 2022-23 campaign with Brighton, scoring five goals in 14 Premier League appearances to help the Seagulls climb to seventh ahead of the trip to Qatar. McAllister has been given a two-week break by Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi while the midfielder is still in his home country celebrating Argentina’s remaining World Cup victory.
A number of clubs are reportedly interested in McAllister’s services in the new year following his rapid rise in the Premier League and the World Cup.
Alongside Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, a recent report suggests Arsenal have entered the race to land the former Argentina Juniors teenager.
The latest club to consider a bid for McAllister, who has been a target for the Red Devils since the start of last season, is Manchester United, Fichajes claim.
According to the article, United are unwilling to “lose the opportunity” to sign Brighton’s high-priced international, who could provide healthy competition to the likes of Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes.
The Argentine’s value is said to have risen dramatically since Brighton paid €8m (£6.9m) in January 2019 and the Seagulls are currently under no pressure to sell the midfielder, who is contracted until June 2025.
In fact, Brighton chief executive Paul Barber recently confirmed to SPORT that the club and their number 10 are in talks to extend his contract.
“We were working on a new contract with Alexis before the World Cup.”
Barber admitted he is expecting more teams to express interest in McAllister due to Argentina’s outstanding World Cup performance.
“As we’ve always said, when players perform well, when their profile rises, there will always be interest in them.”
“And it won’t be any different, Alexis is no different, there was interest in him before the World Cup and I’m sure there will be more interest in him afterwards.”
“All we can do in situations where you have a big asset is try and protect yourself as much as possible. In those situations.”
We hope that Alexis will continue to play with us for some time.
Despite McAllister being rumored to be a target for Manchester United, Erik ten Hag is keen to strengthen his attack following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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