At the start of the week, it was reported by the Argentine media that Alexis Mac Allister finally got his work permit which would allow him to play football in England.

That’s good news for Brighton & Hove Albion, who signed the midfielder one year ago and will finally be able to use the player.

However, he’s loaned to Boca Juniors until the summer, so the Seagulls would have to wait or agree a new deal to take him now.

There’s been some doubt about a possible clause which would allow Brighton to take him from Boca Juniors in January. But on TNT Sports show Halcones y Palomas this Tuesday, journalist Martin Costa has given more details about the situation.

“Today the English club no longer have the power to take him away. He has already met the requirements that Boca had set to play a minimum number of games so that Brighton don’t take him. Now if they want to take him, they have to pay compensation for this.”

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The journalist has also claimed that Mac Allister has been trying to get a new contract. It sounds like the player accepted a pay cut when moving to Boca Juniors on loan, and now that he knows how important he is for the Buenos Aires side, he wants to be paid accordingly.

“What Mac Allister’s entourage wants is a contract improvement. Today he is losing almost 40% of what he signed. I think the English are going to leave him until June. But now what Mac Allister wants is an improvement of the contract, and Boca in this position are having other priorities.”