After a short saga, Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly completed the signing of Alexis Mac Allister from Argentinos Juniors.
The player himself has confirmed it to the Argentine media today, speaking to Cómo te va from Radio AM 630 (via Olé).
“A while ago my dad told me that the transfer to Brighton was made, I have to travel to do the (medical) exams and be able to be back on Monday. I wanted to stay six months more here, luckily it will happen to me and in June I travel to England, I am very excited to adapt to the city and very happy to play in the Premier League.”
Argentine journalist Victor Tujschinaider claims that the clubs have found an agreement this Monday, and the player will stay loaned at the very same Argentinos Juniors until the end of the season in April.
Journalist German Gracia Gorva is another one who confirms the deal. He says that Brighton will be paying US$9M (£6.5m) for 90% of the player’s rights.
Now we wait to see if the other 10% belonged to someone else or if it means that Argentinos Juniors will get 10% of a future transfer.
Newspaper Olé also brought a report about the deal, but with a few different details. They say Brighton are actually paying US$8.5m, and don’t have any information about the percentage Argentinos Juniors would keep. They say it would ‘maybe’ be 15%.
Olé is also not sure where will he be loaned to. All they know is that Mac Allister can’t simply play for Brighton now as his EU passport isn’t sorted out yet, just like reported in the past couple of weeks.