Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister is reportedly ready to leave the club, with Tottenham Hotspur showing interest in signing him. Spurs have struggled to fill the void left by former midfield maestro Christian Eriksen, and their January interest in Nicolo Zaniolo indicates a search for a new central creative midfielder.
While Tottenham ultimately signed attacker Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal, the Dutchman has struggled to secure game time, with manager Antonio Conte even questioning his positional sense. As a result, reports suggest that Tottenham will be targeting an attacking midfielder in the summer transfer window.
According to 90min, Tottenham is now one of the sides taking a keen interest in Mac Allister, along with Newcastle, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Brighton is reportedly braced for another window of clubs attempting to poach their most crucial players, with interest from overseas clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Inter, Juventus, and RB Leipzig.
The 24-year-old Argentine has earned praise for his performances at both club and international level this season. Hailed as “world class” by members of the media, former Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has also commended the player’s intelligence and brilliant positional awareness. Mac Allister has been one of Brighton’s best-performing players, ranking highly in average match rating and joint-top goal scorer, according to WhoScored.
Mac Allister’s £70 million price tag could prove to be a significant hurdle for Tottenham, but he could well stand out as a brilliant transfer target to add more threat behind striker Harry Kane. Whether or not Mac Allister ultimately moves to Tottenham, it is clear that the London club is in dire need of a creative midfield presence to help bolster their attack.