‘Disappointed’ – Simon Jordan raises question over Liverpool signing Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton

Alexis Mac Allister is expected to cost £45m or potentially even less when he signs for Liverpool

Former Crystal Palace owner and talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan thinks Brighton & Hove Albion should be “disappointed” at the fee they are set to receive for Alexis Mac Allister’s move to Liverpool.

On Tuesday afternoon, ECHO reported that the 24-year-old midfielder had been cleared for a medical after Liverpool and Brighton reached a deal initiated by the Reds which triggered a clause in the Argentine’s contract.

It means that when the seal is set on Mac Allister’s move to Anfield, it could end up costing Liverpool just £45m – though recent reports have suggested it could be closer to £35m. And Jordan believes such a price does not represent a fair return on investment the Amex outfit have put into the midfielder’s career since he joined the club from Argentinos Juniors four years ago, insisting the Reds are signing the 2022 World Cup winner for “below market value”.

“I don’t think Brighton have particularly tied him up have they,” said Jordan, speaking on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning. “What did they achieve (by getting him to sign a new deal)?”

“You’ve got a World Cup winner coming back. They tied him up to be able to give him to Liverpool at a (fee) properly below market value. I imagine (Brighton) will be a little bit disappointed with the situation.”

Mac Allister didn’t sign a new South Coast deal until October. However, he is believed to have included an atypical release clause which made the negotiating process with Brighton smoother than Arsenal and Chelsea have experienced in recent seasons negotiating deals for Ben White and Marcus Cucurella.
Jordan added: “Because it happens pretty fast, I thought Mac Allister was stuck in a situation where someone was going to have to pay a lot of money for him. a lot of money

“I would have wished better for him. I want those big clubs who come and take everyone’s vision and not do it themselves, have to pay the price that has to be paid.”

Mac Allister is set to be unveiled as a Liverpool player before flying out for Argentina’s friendlies against Australia and Indonesia later this month. The midfielder could make his first appearance for the Reds at next month’s pre-training camp in Germany, where Liverpool will play two friendlies against local opponents.

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