Man City fans buzzing over Alexis Mac Allister transfer update
Manchester City fans are buzzing over a ‘serious’ transfer option for manager Pep Guardiola in the form of Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister.
The Lowdown: City linked…
The Premier League champions have been linked sporadically with a move for Mac Allister after his sensational performances at last year’s World Cup.
Brighton’s attacker seriously turned heads in Qatar and stood out as a key player under Lionel Scaloni, which even prompted club legend Sergio Aguero to rave over the South American.
The 24-year-old is thought to be attracting real attention from across England with the likes of Newcastle, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea also credited with interest.
It’s reported that he is seriously considering a summer exit from Brighton and City are thought to be major contenders for his signature.
The Latest: Fans buzz over Mac Allister update…
According to journalist Ariel Helueni of TNT Sports, as also shared by City Xtra, Guardiola has personally held talks with the attacker over a possible move to Man City.
It’s added that Mac Allister is a ‘serious option’ for the Blues, with Helueni stating: “Pep Guardiola had talks with Alexis Mac Allister and he is a serious option for Manchester City in the next summer window.”
In reaction to the update, supporters have shared their joy on social media, with a few even believing Mac Allister could be the perfect player to succeed captain Ilkay Gundogan (whose contract expires at the end of the season):
“Bring him to the etihad” – @hulisuncle
“My dream Manchester City signing” – @R1631230011R16
“Yessssss.. good signing.” – @MAVIPHA
“If it’s a decent price go all in for him quality player” – @AaronBu86845579
“Lets trust pep with this signing” – @Sundayokeme1
“Perfect gundo replacement if he leaves” – @Vignesh63732505
The Verdict: Phenomenal player…
Mac Allister’s stats this season tell you all you need to know about his quality and just how crucial he is for Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi.
As per WhoScored, the midfield maestro has scored more league goals than any current Brighton squad member and has averaged more attempts at goal per 90 than anyone bar the departed Leandro Trossard.
Indeed, Mac Allister also ranks in Brighton’s top three for best-performances by average match rating also, clearly showcasing his ability as a proven Premier League player.
If Gundogan does in fact depart Eastlands after many years of faithful service, Mac Allister could well be a decent shout to replace the German.