Alexis Mac Allister: Fabrizio Romano drops bombshell on Man City hijack of Liverpool transfer
Fabrizio Romano has weighed in on recent claims Man City are primed to hijack a Liverpool deal for Brighton midfielder, Alexis Mac Allister.
The Argentine, 24, is one of the Premier League’s most in-demand midfielders heading into the summer transfer window.
Mac Allister can play in a variety of positions including holding midfield, in a box-to-box role or as a No 10. Combined with his technical ability, engine and tenacity, Mac Allister is courting heavyweight interest.
Liverpool have seemingly emerged as the odds-on favourite to beat the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea to his signature.
Indeed, trusted Argentine reporter, Gaston Edul, recently declared “Alexis Mac Allister will be a new Liverpool player”.
TyC Sports stated a £70m deal is agreed, though is yet to be made official. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reported personal terms between Liverpool and the midfielder are almost agreed.
The signs were thus pointing in the right direction for Jurgen Klopp, until reports emerged of Man City hijacking the deal, that is.
Indeed, the Mirror were among those to put the Premier League champions in the frame for what would be a brutal blow for Liverpool.
Their headline read: ‘Man City to hijack Alexis Mac Allister to Liverpool transfer’. In the piece, they claimed Pep Guardiola views the Argentine as a perfect successor to either Ilkay Gundogan or Bernardo Silva who could both leave the Etihad this summer.
Now, Fabrizio Romano has weighed in on the chances of Man City torpedoing Liverpool’s move. Thankfully for the Reds, talk of a hijack appears to be premature.
The trusted journalist tweeted Man City are “not in the race” for Mac Allister “at this stage”. Furthermore, there are “no talks or concrete contacts” between City and the Brighton ace.
Romano stressed Liverpool are “close” to reaching a full agreement over personal terms and are simply “waiting on the final details”.
For the time being at least, it’s panic over at Anfield.
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