Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister breaks silence amid Liverpool transfer rumours
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The summer transfer window is fast approaching and Liverpool fans will be looking forward to seeing what business their club has planned after an underwhelming season on the pitch.
Jurgen Klopp and new sporting director Jorg Schmadtke will be backed with significant funds in the transfer market with the squad in need a refresh – particularly in midfield.
Liverpool have already begun negotiations over several targets and look set to wrap up their first signing in the coming days ahead of the window officially opening on June 14.
The Argentina international has enjoyed an excellent season with the Seagulls, helping them to come sixth in the Premier League – their highest-ever league finish.
He was also a key member of the Argentina squad that triumphed at the World Cup in Qatar in the winter.
Mac Allister appeared to wave goodbye to Brighton supporters after their last home game of the season against Manchester City earlier this month and was spotted in tears after their final match against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Mac Allister's message to Brighton
It now looks certain he will leave the Amex Stadium this summer after posting an emotional message to fans on Instagram.
"Review of this historic season! It was an honour to represent Brighton & Hove Albion FC in a World Cup but to become the first ever World Cup winner for this club it will be unforgettable (hopefully you will have more), as it will be your welcome after it," he wrote.
"3 years and a half ago, we were fighting for relegation and today, after so much sacrifice, suffering and work, this group will be in the history of this club for becoming the first time this club will play Europe League.
"We achieved it all together and that’s why we have to feel very proud. VAMOOOOOS."
Football Insider claim Liverpool have agreed to meet Mac Allister's release clause at Brighton and will pay the south coast club a fee of between £55-60million for his services.
Personal terms are said to have already been agreed with the 24-year-old, who is expected to sing a deal worth in excess of £150,000 a week.