Brighton & Hove Albion took Alexis Mac Allister from Argentinos Juniors in January 2019 and they immediately loaned him back to the Argentine side for the second half of last season.

In the last transfer window, the Seagulls allowed the 20-year-old to join Boca Juniors on a loan deal until June 2020.

As part of the temporary transfer, the Buenos Aires based club will not pay any fee for the loan, which was confirmed by their president Daniel Angelici in September.

The Premier League side loaned the midfielder because of his failure to obtain a work permit to play in England.

He’s been shining for Boca Juniors and his performances saw him receive a call from Argentina in September.

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It’s no surprise Graham Potter’s side are looking at the player’s development and his father, Carlos Mac Allister has now revealed that Brighton are willing to cut short the loan deal if needed.

“Brighton came to the country and met Alexis. Boca brought him on a free loan, and if Brighton can take him now even if they have to pay compensation, they’re willing to do it. Anyway, I don’t think that will happen because Alexis wants to stay at Boca,” Carlos told La Oral Deportiva as quoted by Marca.

It’s still not clear if Alexis will get the necessary clearance to represent Brighton and even if he does, the South American has no plans to leave Boca immediately. His father remains hopeful the Argentine side sign Alexis on a permanent deal.

“I wish they could buy him, but it’s really hard because Brighton don’t want to sell. What lies ahead is trying to finish the six months in Boca and then go to play in England,” Alexis’ father added.