The Lowdown: Spurs speculation
Mac Allister is still away with Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar, preparing for Sunday’s final against France. The 23-year-old has made five appearances on the biggest stage, netting his first international goal in a crucial group game with Poland.
Reports in recent days have claimed that Spurs are interested in bringing the player to north London and that Antonio Conte has registered an interest in Mac Allister.
The Latest: Campbell’s comments
Campbell, who contributes to Sky Sports, was talking to FI regarding Tottenham and Mac Allister. He labelled the Brighton man as ‘a really good player’ and seemed to be excited over a possible move, although he did share his fear for Yves Bissouma.
“He’s a really good player.
“There was a lot of talk about him before the World Cup anyway, but you can see what an impact he’s had on this Argentina midfield.
“He’s good on the ball, he’s smart, he’s a worker.
“But them signing another midfielder will make life very difficult for Yves Bissouma.
“He’s not getting into this side, and they’ve spent £25million on him. If Mac Allister comes in, then it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Bissouma.”
The Verdict: Versatility
Mac Allister has starred alongside Lionel Messi for Argentina and has showcased his talent as a central and left midfielder.
He would provide plenty of versatility for Conte at Spurs, ranging from a defensive midfielder to a centre-forward throughout his career so far, so could be a wise signing by Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici.
However, the player recently extended his Brighton contract until 2025, so the Seagulls could demand a huge fee for his services, especially after his displays in Qatar.