Brighton reject offer from Russia for midfielder, case getting interesting

Before we start writing another big story about Alexis Mac Allister, we better recall what has happened in the past few moths.
Brighton signed the player on a €8m deal in January. Since he couldn’t get a work permit, the Seagulls left him at his club Argentinos Juniors for six more months.
The loan spell has now come to an end, and Mac Allister still can’t get work permit. In fact, his father has admitted that the process to get a EU passport hasn’t even started, and could take a year.
That’s why several clubs started pursuing him, including Boca Juniors, Racing, Independiente and Estudiantes. And yesterday, it was reported the La Bombonera had agreed to have him for one year.
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Now Argentine newspaper Olé comes up with a few more details of what has been happening.
They say that despite the ‘yes’, Brighton and Boca Juniors will discuss this weekend how much of his salary each club will pay, and also if there will be a buying option in the contract.
Olé also reports that Russian side Spartak Moscow have made a ‘multimillionaire offer’ to land the player. It’s not claimed if it was for a loan or a permanent deal, but either way, Brighton chose to keep the midfielder in Argentina, ‘prioritising’ the sporting factor.
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