Opinions are divided over the transfer fee of Alexis McAllister (24, Liverpool). 35 million pounds (about 57 billion won) is right.
Liverpool officially announced on the club website on the 8th (Korean time), “The club has completed the contract with McAllister. He has successfully completed the medical test and agreed on personal conditions, and has become the first signing of the summer transfer market.” .
He is a starving ‘special midfielder’. Liverpool have brought in several midfielders over the years, but few have been successful. Representative failures included Navi Keita, Thiago Alcantara and Artur Melo (on loan). Afterwards, as soon as the 2022-23 season ended, he succeeded in recruiting Mac Allister, calming the angry fan spirit a little.
Mac Allister has many advantages. His soft ball touch, control, clean dribbling, low center of gravity, lack of easy play and football intelligence put him in a commanding role at Brighton. McAllister was in charge of the attack at Brighton and was influential with a steady supply of sharp forward passes. There were times when he played as a third midfielder. As he actively moved between his karate and his skills, his value naturally increased.
In the 2022-23 season, when he played a big role in Brighton, he was called up by Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni. And he was selected to the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. McAllister contributed to the championship by showing both pressing ability and sharpness while playing as the starting pitcher.
Controversy arose when news broke that Liverpool had signed McAllister for just £35m. Local media also divided it into 35 million pounds and 55 million pounds (about 89 billion won). Looking at Brighton’s recent sales prowess, there was a view that it could never be £35m.
In conclusion, ’35 million pounds’ is correct. First, on the 8th, Paul Joyce of ‘The Times’ in the UK explained, “Liverpool signed McAllister for only 35 million pounds. Liverpool triggered McAllister’s release clause.”
And on the 10th, England’s ‘The Athletic’ said, “Liverpool knew that there was a release clause in the summer when McAllister renewed his contract with Brighton last October. That clause meant that negotiations with Brighton were simple. “According to sources, Liverpool paid Brighton a one-off fee with no add-ons. The figure is more accurate at £35m rather than £55m.”
In other words, Liverpool got McAllister in their arms for only £35m with no bonus clause.
Meanwhile, Mac Allister, who will wear the number 10 jersey, revealed why he avoided it, saying, “I know how important the number 10 is in football. Actually, I could have played the number 8, but for this club, number 8 is a great number used by Steven Gerrard.” .
He went on to say about joining Liverpool: “Because Liverpool is a big club. After arriving here, I can see how big this club is. I’m really happy and looking forward to playing for Liverpool.”
Finally, he burned his will, saying,토토사이트 “My goal is to win. It doesn’t matter which one. I will do my best to help the team.”