Graeme Souness believes the World Cup star would be a ‘no risk’ signing (Image: Sky Sports)
Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and the other top four contenders have been urged to complete a “risk-free” signing of Graeme Souness.
While domestic top-flight football came to a standstill for the World Cup, clubs have been busy preparing for the January transfer window, with £295m invested in January 2021.
Clubs may be wary of splashing the cash in the winter window, believing players are often overpriced and fearing how new signings will fit in with a squad that has been together for at least five months.
But Souness has identified a player who has “very little risk” and would slot comfortably into a top-four club.
“The Premier League returns on Christmas Day and there will be a few coming back from the World Cup with their tails up, and others who need to be picked up,” Souness told the Daily Mail.
“I bet there won’t be a player with more confidence than Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister. It’s very easy to focus on how fabulous Messi was for Argentina, but in the games I covered, Mac Allister was the his best player
‘The ball he played for his second goal in the final, for Angel Di Maria, was sublime. Messi put it away around the corner. He took a look, took a couple of more touches and never looked back before squaring the most perfect pass for Di Maria to beat Hugo Lloris. wonderful
Alexis MacAllister celebrates Argentina’s World Cup win (Image: Getty)
“He’s one of the top four players and the big guys will look at him now and think, ‘We’ll have a bit of that.'” He’s shown he can play at the highest level and he’s already done that in the Premier League.
“There’s very little risk involved with this guy. He can create, score and knock the socks off – that kind of player is hard to come by.
“At 23, Brighton won’t be able to keep him for long and good luck trying to negotiate a new contract. I’m disappointed he’s not playing for Scotland with a name like that!
Mac Allister, who joined Brighton in 2019, was one of the stars of Argentina’s World Cup squad in Qatar, playing in six consecutive games after being left out of their opening defeat to Saudi Arabia.
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