The 24-year-old has long been regarded as one of Liverpool’s top targets this summer, and the Reds have moved rapidly to fight off interest from potential rival suitors and reach an agreement.
According to a number of news sources, Mac Allister, who won the World Cup with Argentina in December, has now agreed to personal terms over a long-term contract, and Liverpool was optimistic in securing a deal for him.
Brighton and Liverpool are still working out the finer points of the transfer fee, but the Seagulls have consistently insisted that they won’t obstruct Mac Allister if Liverpool is willing to pay their asking price.
Liverpool recently appointed Jorg Schmadtke as their new sporting director, and they wasted little time getting down to business for the summer.
As a deal for Mac Allister looks more and more likely to be finalized, Liverpool has already started pursuing other targets. According to several news outlets, conversations have also reportedly begun with the agents of Manu Kone of Borussia Monchengladbach and Khephren Thuram of Nice.
It’s interesting to note that Nils Schmadtke will replace his father as Gladbach’s sporting director.
For Liverpool, the midfield is a top priority. This summer, the Reds were interested in signing Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, but they quickly withdrew their interest due to the high cost of a transfer. Real Madrid is now expected to prevail in the competition for the Englishman’s services.