Liverpool announced on Thursday in a statement the signing of Alexis Mac Allister, world champion with Argentina, from Brighton, for an undisclosed amount, although according to the English press, the player would have signed for 5 seasons with the 'Reds'.
The transfer fee paid by the Anfield club would be about 55 million pounds sterling, about 69 million dollars, several media reported.
For Mac Allister, 24 years old and one of the architects of the good season of Brighton (6th in the Premier League and qualified for the next Europa League), the signing for the team coached by Jürgen Klopp is "a dream come true".
"It has been a fantastic year for me, with the World Cup and for what I achieved with Brighton, but now it's time to think about Liverpool," said the player, who said he wants to be "fit from the first day of preseason, so it is positive that everything has already been closed. "
The player passed "successfully the medical examination and reached an agreement to become the first signing of the summer window of the Reds," the club wrote in the statement.
Mac Allister with Liverpool's 10.
From the club they highlighted the arrival of a player "who only six months ago helped Argentina win the World Cup in Qatar last December and after an impressive season with Brighton", contributing to the first qualification for European competitions of this modest club from the south of England.
Mac Allister arrived at Brighton from Argentinos Juniors in January 2019, although he played on loan at his training club until June of that year. The first part of the 2019-2020 season he was on loan at Boca until his definitive incorporation to Brighton in January 2019.
There he wore the shirt 10, the same number he will now wear in Liverpool that became vacant after the departure of Senegalese Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich. In the last time it was dressed by great stars such as Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, Michael Robinson and John Toshack.
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