Alexis Mac Allister: Brighton Manager Admits Departures Likely
In the forthcoming summer transfer window, Liverpool’s gaze is expected to turn to the midfield, with Brighton’s star player, Alexis Mac Allister, rumoured to be a high-priority target.
Brighton’s manager, Roberto De Zerbi, hints that despite a remarkable season, the Seagulls might have to bid farewell to a few key players. Brighton continues to punch above their weight class, with the prospect of securing European football for the first time in their history after a stunning 3-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Currently, one point ahead of seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur and with two games to spare, Brighton’s chances of Europa League football are high. There’s even the potential of surpassing Liverpool before the season’s end.
A History of Letting Stars Fly
Despite the mid-season departure of manager Graham Potter, Brighton has held its own, showcasing an impressive ability to adapt. Brighton has seen a series of its assets being acquired by other clubs over time, with players like Ben White, Marc Cucurella, Leandro Trossard, and Yves Bissouma being sold.
This summer transfer window appears to be no different, with clubs vying for star performers like Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo.
De Zerbi, while savouring the victory at the Emirates, acknowledged the likelihood of the Argentine, Mac Allister, and Caicedo exiting. “Of course, we will lose some players – maybe Caicedo, maybe Mac Allister,” said De Zerbi.
De Zerbi added, “We have to be ready to bring in another good players. The others, for Mitoma and Estupinan, I think for them the best solution is to stay with us. I don’t know if they are ready to play in the big teams, you can explain better than me to ‘play in a big team.’ We can offer them the possibility to progress and improve.”
He also highlighted the team’s need to adapt to a more rigorous schedule and the importance of learning from victories, “We have to improve in mentality, we are not used to playing three games per week. We won a fantastic game with Manchester United and after four days we played against Everton and didn’t use the victory against Manchester United. We started the game with the same shirts of the game against United, and I think this is the most important part to improve.”
With De Zerbi’s admission, Liverpool can harbour hopes of bolstering their midfield department with Alexis Mac Allister. This potential transfer could well be a game-changer in the Reds’ strategy as they look to solidify their squad for the upcoming season.