There’s a lot going on around Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister lately, and it seems his situation should be finally sorted in the coming hours.
Following the arrival of his work permit, Brighton have been trying to cut short the player’s loan spell at Boca Juniors and bring him to England this month.
That’s why, according to Marca, the Seagulls are offering the Buenos Aires side €500k to let him go now, since there was no clause allowing them to take him that soon.
Marca isn’t sure if Boca Juniors will accept the offer or not. Although Mac Allister has made it clear he’d like to stay, it’s all in the Argentine club’s hands to decide.
Mac Allister’s father, Carlos, has spoken to Sportia about the subject, confirming that Boca Juniors should be quick taking a decision about his son’s future.
“What defines all this is what Boca wants to do. They can tell Brighton no and Alexis stays. The other is if they want to have an income that they never dreamed at a time when the president says that the coffers were not like they said they were,” he said (via TyC).
“That’s because Alexis came for free, even though other teams like Spartak offered €750k for the loan. Now, Brighton tell Boca: ‘I gave him to you for free, but since I know he’s playing well and you want him, I give you economic compensation’. It’s a decision of Boca’s new leadership, but we’re going to stay out of the way.
“It has to be resolved now, in the morning, but we aren’t going to meet because it’s an issue among clubs. It has to be closed because Friday the transfer window is closed here and in Europe.”
Something interesting claimed by Carlos is that Mac Allister only has a work permit for the next six months, and it’s not guaranteed he’ll be in the same position at the start of next season.
“Today he does not have a community (EU) passport and we don’t know if the permit will be granted after June. Why? Because today, the FA gives it to him for having played most of the games of the last tournament, because he started semifinals of Copa Libertadores, because he was called up to the national team and because Brighton are willing to grant him a special contract that is required. We don’t know if all these conditions are going to happen in June. That’s the only issue that makes noise today.”
It had previously been reported the player had obtained an EU passport.