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2022 World Cup winning-midfielder namechecks Manchester United amidst transfer links

Brighton's Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister waves to fans on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on January 14, 2023. - Brighton won the game 3-0.
Brighton's Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister namechecks Manchester United amidst transfer speculation

Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton & Hove Albion namechecked Manchester United when asked about his future transfer plans.

The 24-year-old has been tipped to look for a move away from the Seagulls in the upcoming transfer window. Premier League rivals Chelsea and Italian giants Juventus are interested in the Argentina international.

Speaking to Gaston Edul of TyC Sports (h/t The Sun), Mac Allister does not have any preference on what the next team in his career will be. However, the midfielder prefers a stay in the English top flight.

Brighton & Hove Albion star Alexis Mac Allister feels Manchester United are returning to the top.
Brighton & Hove Albion star Alexis Mac Allister feels Manchester United are returning to the top. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

“The truth is I don’t have a team in particular where I say they suit my way of playing. Manchester United are returning a bit to what they were and Liverpool are having ups and downs but have still got a very important team and coach.

“If you ask me, I’d like my next step to be in the Premier League.”

The 24-year-old made his way to Brighton in the winter window of 2019. In the previous campaign, the Argentine established himself as a starter in the East Sussex-based club’s starting lineup.

In the current campaign, Mac Allister has taken his game to the next level. He has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Seagulls, finding the back of the net seven times.

The 24-year-old also shone at the 2022 World Cup. Argentina made it all the way and lifted the prestigious trophy in Qatar as the midfielder played a pivotal role for them.

United signed Casemiro and Christian Eriksen in the summer of 2022. Over the course of the season, the two have become key players for Erik ten Hag.

However, both of them turned 31 last month. The Denmark international also suffered an injury in January. Subsequently, the Red Devils got Marcel Sabitzer on loan to bolster the middle of the park.

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However, in the absence of the former Tottenham Hotspur star, we seem to have lost some creativity in the engine room. A player like Mac Allister has the qualities needed to contribute in the final third. But it will be interesting to see if the Old Trafford side will pursue his signature.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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