Jude Bellingham was widely believed to be Liverpool’s top priority in the summer transfer market. But after planning a move for him for literally years, they ultimately discovered they were outbid.
However, Klopp has a midfield to reinvent, so they can’t afford to be self-pitying. And in order to do that, The Mirror reported that Liverpool had found the person who could make all references to Bellingham vanish. They say that man is Alexis Mac Allister.
According to the report, the Reds are prepared to ‘end the race’ for the Argentine by signing a £70 million contract with Brighton. It is also claimed that Mac Allister himself is prepared to “commit his future to Liverpool,” having reportedly ruled out interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Additionally, the deal is thought to have pleased Klopp. The Reds manager reportedly views Mac Allister as “ample compensation” for missing out on Bellingham as it hurtles towards a conclusion.
Along with the Mac Allister information, they also confirm that Liverpool are the front-runners to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea.
That’s hardly novel information given the numerous reports of that kind. However, what’s intriguing is that a deal to transfer Mount from Stamford Bridge to Anfield is reportedly costing “around £50 million.” Not the £70 million that was previously reported.
Any transfer for the 24-year-old, however, is said to require Mauricio Pochettino, the incoming Blues manager, to give his approval.
Then, Aurelien Tchouameni of Real Madrid is said to have been the subject of “an enquiry” by Liverpool. However, the Spanish giants regrettably do not want to lose him.
Liverpool would more than make up for losing Bellingham if it could sign all three of the players mentioned here. Even though the Chelsea man has detractors, Mount and Mac Allister together might succeed.
Even though Mac Allister is excellent, he cannot replace the generational Dortmund player on his own. The World Cup winner would be a fantastic addition, but bringing one of world football’s rising stars to Anfield wouldn’t be a statement made by him.
We are happy to see this one progressing nonetheless. Although £70 million seems like a lot to pay, Mac Allister is a tiny gem of a player.