Arsenal: Gunners join Alexis Mac Allister summer race
Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister this summer.
The Lowdown: More business with Brighton
Arsenal have done plenty of business with Brighton over the last couple of seasons, signing both Ben White and Leandro Trossard, as well as having a £70m bid rejected for Moises Caicedo in the January transfer window.
It looks like they could try and do business again with them this summer, with Mac Allister emerging as a new target.
The Latest: Arsenal join Mac Allister race
As per Football Insider, the Gunners, as well as Manchester United and Manchester City, have joined Liverpool in registering an interest in signing Mac Allister this summer.
The Seagulls have set a £70m price tag on his shoulders, and he is thought to be ‘ready to go’ to a bigger club.
They have the option to extend his deal by another year, with his current contract set to expire in 2025.
The Verdict: No-brainer
If a player of Mac Allister’s quality becomes available, it is surely a no-brainer for Mikel Arteta‘s side to try and sign him.
Hailed as a ‘stunning‘ player by his manager Roberto De Zerbi, he is enjoying an outstanding season for both club and country.
His eight goals and one assist in all competitions has helped Brighton challenge for the European spots in the Premier League, and reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Mac Allister also played six times for Argentina on their way to winning the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, recording one goal and supplying one assist.
Nonetheless, with the North Londoners looking to compete in the UEFA Champions League as well as the Premier League next term, the 24-year-old would be a top signing.