Chelsea may reportedly have an upper hand in attempts to sign Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister this summer.
Journalist Ben Jacobs has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea’s transfer strategy could give them an advantage in the race to sign the 24-year-old star.
The Blues hierarchy, spearheaded by co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, have been very bold when it comes to spending in their first two transfer windows.
Jacobs explains that Brighton are in a strong position regarding Mac Allister’s future because his deal doesn’t expire until 2025, so it lends itself to a financial muscle like Chelsea to nudge aside rival buyers working on tighter restraints.
The journalist names Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United as admirers in the central midfielder.
He’s going to cost at least £60million to sign from Brighton, though.
Chelsea are entering transfer markets with a real presence because of Boehly and Co.
We do like plenty of the business conducted by the Blues owners so far in the transfer market, but there’s still a few signings in there that scream out as overpriced.
Graham Potter is already working with a ridiculously large squad at Stamford Bridge, so outgoings needs to be the priority over incomings when the season ends.
If Chelsea want new faces to the squad, they really need to know if there’s a plan in place for Potter to use them.
Described as “fantastic” by Potter, Mac Allister is certainly an exciting individual star.
The World Cup winner definitely deserves to be playing European football next season, something that he may do well at Brighton if they consider playing how they are.
He’s a versatile midfielder that can contribute in attack, scoring eight goals in 23 Brighton games this season. Also, he works tirelessly out of possession as a defensive workhorse.