Alexis Mac Allister is finally on his way to Brighton.
It’s been a long road for the Seagulls could finally get their man. It all started in January 2019, when they agreed a fee of €10m sign him from Argentinos Juniors.
Due to the lack of a work permit, he couldn’t feature in the Premier League. That’s why in July, Brighton loaned him to Boca Juniors on a one-year spell.
Since the midfielder finally got his European passport, the Seagulls paid the Buenos Aires side a fee to cut short his loan spell.
Still, the English side had to wait for the player’s participation in the Pre-Olympic tournament for Argentina.
The competition ended on Sunday, with Argentina getting the title, and after a few days off, Mac Allister is finally flying to the United Kingdom.
The midfielder was spotted at the airport on Thursday morning, and even had a chat with the local press, saying he’s grateful for his period at Boca Juniors, but now it’s time for a new challenge.
It’s still not clear when he’ll be able to make his debut for Brighton, even though it’s safe to say Mac Allister has been in great form recently.
Alexis Mac Allister viajará hacia Inglaterra. pic.twitter.com/erFKZpEdWn
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