Liverpool (England) have made their first signing of the summer. The Reds have signed World Cup winner midfielder Alexis Sanchez (24), who will wear the number 10 shirt, which symbolizes the ace.
“We have signed McAllister,” Liverpool announced on its official website on Aug. 8 (KST), “who has successfully completed a medical and will be our first signing of the summer.” The transfer fee is undisclosed, but local reports suggest that it is £35 million (approximately KRW 570 million) due to the payment of a transfer allowance (buyout). The contract is for five years.
Having announced a major overhaul of their squad this summer, Liverpool have been particularly keen to bolster their midfield. With Naby Keita, 28, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, and James Milner, 37, all out of contract, the Reds had limited options for the new season.
Liverpool initially wanted Jude Bellingham (19-Borussia Dortmund), but with his transfer fee skyrocketing as competition for his signature intensified, the Reds felt overwhelmed and eventually withdrew. Instead, the Reds turned their attention to midfielders who were either cheaper or about to become free agents. The result was McAllister.
In fact, Liverpool got him for less than the expected price. McAllister’s recent success in the English Premier League (EPL) and winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with the Argentina national team has caused his price tag to skyrocket. A transfer fee of up to £60 million ($98 billion) has been suggested. However, by paying the buyout clause in his contract, the fee was halved.
McAllister said: “I am looking forward to 안전놀이터 working with Jürgen Klopp (55-Germany). After winning the World Cup, I want to win more trophies. Liverpool is the club that can make that happen.” “When you’re at a big club like Liverpool, you have to win trophies. “When you are at a big club like Liverpool, you have to win. I will do my best to help and win.
Argentine midfielder Mac Allister made his professional debut for AA Argentinos Juniors (Argentina), where he played for three years before breaking into the European game in January 2019 with Brighton & Hove Albion (England). Since then, he has been a standout performer, earning a move to Liverpool.
For a South American, he has excellent technical skills, including ball control, personalization, and dribbling. In addition, he has a good passing and kicking game, and his soccer intelligence allows him to create threatening chances in attack at any time. He has the versatility to play anywhere in the second or third midfield.