Liverpool have reportedly activated the transfer clause in the contract of Alexis Mac Allister at Brighton and Hove Albion which is the final step in the signing of the Argentine midfielder.
The transfer fee is far below the £70 million fee reported by various news outlets. And according to a report on Teamtalk.com, Liverpool have tidied up a £35m transfer deal.
The likes of James Milner, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Arthur Melo have left the Merseyside club at the end of their contracts. The Reds are expected to sign at least three midfielders to revamp the department. And it is not a surprise that Jurgen Klopp looked to sign Mac Allister to spearhead his midfield next season.
The 24-year-old has already approved the Reds’ proposed contract after passing a medical examination.
Mac Allister’s pay will increase from £50,000 to £150,000 per week. A five-year agreement that lasts through 2028 will be signed.
It was only necessary for Liverpool to activate the transfer clause in Mac Allister’s contract. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano claims Liverpool have done just that.
Different fees ranging from £60m, £55m, £50m, and most recently, £45m were mentioned by different outlets.
Romano confirmed that the Reds secured the services of the Argentine for just £35 million which has been termed as a ‘steal’ by numerous sports publications.
Romano tweeted: “The Reds have triggered the clause to sign the midfielder. The final documents are currently in the process of being signed.
“Liverpool have just signed Alexis Mac Allister for… £35m.”
Before news of the actual amount being far lower surfaced, initial estimates around the £70 million range were mentioned.
Liverpool can see this deal to be of great value. As they will have plenty of funds left over to make future midfield deals.