Alexis Mac Allister’s transfer to Liverpool will cost the Merseyside club a mere £35million due to an unusual clause in the midfielder’s contract, while ChatGPT has already designed a catchy chant for the incoming Reds signing.
The Argentina World Cup winner has been top of Jurgen Klopp’s summer wish list to upgrade his engine room and the Anfield chief is said to be delighted about the discounted price.
Mac Allister was initially set to cost Liverpool £60m but the Merseysiders have been able to secure his services for almost half the price – according to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano.
It was reported by The Athletic last month that Brighton added an unusual clause to the midfielder’s deal when he signed a contract extension with them back in October of 2022.
That clause is said to be responsible for the discounted price Liverpool have now secured – with Mac Allister’s deal with the Reds is set to be announced later on Thursday, as stated by Romano.
According to Romano, Mac Allister is signing the paperwork, with the high-profile deal set to be confirmed by the Reds in the coming hours.
According to The Athletic, Mac Allister’s contract contains a clause that was designed to ‘help facilitate a move’.
The clause was reportedly added to his contract when he agreed to extend his stay on the south coast until 2025.
It is not thought to be a simple release clause – where clubs simply pay a certain amount and Brighton would have to accept the offer.
It is reportedly a clause that allows the Seagulls to have more input in the deal. However, the clause appears to have helped play a role in slashing the player’s prive quite dramatically.
At this stage, it’s not clear exactly what the clause is or how it may be used to facilitate a transfer from one club to another but it has clearly benefitted Liverpool by dropping Mac Allister’s asking price from £60m to £35m.
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Knowledge of the clause had also put several other clubs on alert regarding the talented midfielder’s future, with Manchester United looking to hijack the deal, but it’s Liverpool who have won the race for his signature.
Mac Allister is now expected to play a major role in a new-look Reds midfield for next season.