Ex-Man Utd & Liverpool midfielder gives verdict on transfer target Alexis Mac Allister
The Brighton midfielder is a transfer target for Manchester United and Liverpool.
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Paul Ince thinks Alexis Mac Allister will attract offers from elite clubs this summer, amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder scored the winner against United on Thursday night in their Premier League encounter at the Amex. Mac Allister converted from the spot after Luke Shaw’s injury-time handball gifted Brighton a dramatic penalty, in what could prove to be a big blow to United’s top-four hopes.
The Red Devils remain four points clear of an in-form Liverpool side in the race for fourth place, although Erik ten Hag’s men still have a game in hand. Ironically, it’s those sides who are chasing the Brighton star’s signature, with Mac Allister putting two fingers in his ears after scoring on Thursday.
Liverpool are currently in the driving seat to sign the 24-year-old with United’s takeover process casting doubt over the club’s transfer policy. In the midst of all the speculation surrounding Mac Allister, former United and Liverpool midfielder Ince is expecting plenty of interest in the Argentinian this summer.
“You’re standing next to a World Cup winner, someone who has scored a last-minute winner against United, but he’s so humble,” claimed the 55-year-old on Sky Sports. “He’s talking about the young South American kids he’s looking after - he’s young himself.
“But it’s not about him, everything’s about the team ethic and the work within that. He’s happy to toe the line, happy to do the dirty work but he’s also a very talented player.
“The only concern for me, we spoke to [Brighton CEO] Paul Barber about clubs coming in for players who are playing well. He’s going to be one of those that clubs are looking at.”
Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Thursday claiming Mac Allister will ‘100%’ leave Brighton this summer, adding a transfer could be in place by ‘May or June’.