The transfer fee for Alexis Sanchez (24-Liverpool) is up for debate. It’s £35 million.

Liverpool announced via the club’s website on Aug. 8: “The club has completed the signing of McAllister. He has successfully completed a medical and agreed personal terms and becomes the first signing of the summer transfer window.”

A ‘quality midfielder’ the Reds have been hungry for. Liverpool have brought in a number of midfielders in the past, with few successes. Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, and Artur Melo (on loan) are some of the notable failures. However, the signing of McAllister at the end of the 2022-23 season quelled some of the angry fans.

McAllister has a lot going for him. His soft ball touch, control, concise dribbling, and low center of gravity means he doesn’t lose the ball 먹튀검증 easily, and his concise play and football intelligence make him a commanding figure at Brighton. McAllister was responsible for setting up the attack for Brighton and made an impact with a steady supply of crisp forward passes. At times, he played in a three-man midfield. As he moved up and down the pitch, his value naturally increased as he improved.

He continued to excel at Brighton in the 2022-23 season, earning a call-up from Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni. He was also named to the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. McAllister was a regular in the starting lineup, showing both pressing ability and sharpness to help them win the title.

Liverpool sparked controversy when it was reported that they signed him for just £35 million. Local media were split between £35 million and £55 million. Given Brighton’s recent business practices, there was a view that it could never be £35 million.

In the end, “£35 million” is correct. First, Paul Joyce of the UK’s The Times reported on August 8 that “Liverpool have signed McAllister for just £35 million. Liverpool have triggered McAllister’s release clause”.

And on the 10th, the UK’s The Athletic reported that “Liverpool knew McAllister had a release clause in the summer when he re-signed for Brighton in October last year. The clause meant negotiations with Brighton were straightforward. According to sources, Liverpool paid Brighton a one-off transfer fee with no add-ons. The amount is more accurate at £35 million than £55 million.”

In other words, Liverpool got McAllister for just £35 million with no bonus clauses.

“I know how important the number 10 is in football,” said McAllister, who will wear the number 10 shirt. “I know how important the number 10 is in football and I could have played in the number 8, but for this club, the number 8 is a great number for Steven Gerrard,” he said.

“It’s because Liverpool is a big club. Since arriving here, I’ve realized how big this club is. I’m really happy and I’m looking forward to playing for Liverpool.”

Finally, he added: “The goal is to win. It doesn’t matter which one. I will do everything I can to help the team.”

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