Manchester City have identified Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister as a potential summer target, according to TyC Sports.
Following his exploits with Argentina at the 2022 World Cup, Mac Allister has continued to perform at the highest level, establishing himself as one of Brighton’s most pivotal players this term.
The 24-year-old versatile midfielder solves several problems for Roberto De Zerbi’s side with his ability to play either in a midfield pivot or in a more advanced role.
He has thrived under the stewardship of the Italian tactician this season, scoring nine times and assisting once in 25 appearances.
His impressive performances for club and country has seen him quickly become one of the most coveted midfielders of the summer market.
The reigning Premier League champions are gearing up for a summer midfield revamp, and the World Cup winner is firmly in their sights.
City are uncertain over Ilkay Gundogan’s future, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season and no talks of an extended deal.
Bernardo Silva has also expressed a desire to explore other opportunities with Barcelona keen on his signature after last summer’s transfer fiasco.
Summer signing Kalvin Phillips has struggled to get going at the Etihad Stadium, with his dream move from Leeds United currently being thwarted by injuries.
Pep Guardiola will require midfield reinforcements in the summer. While his main priority remains Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, the Argentina international midfielder could present a cheaper and more versatile alternative to the English sensation.
Brighton are keen on tying Mac Allister to a new contract to ward off interest, but that is unlikely to deter the heavy spenders from luring the midfielder away from the Amex Stadium, especially if they fail in their bid for an unlikely Champions League berth.
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