Tottenham ‘interested in signing Argentina international Alexis Mac Allister’ after his impressive displays during the World Cup… but Spurs ‘face competition from Inter Milan’ for the highly-rated Brighton midfielder
The 23-year-old was brought into Argentina’s starting XI after their opening defeat to Saudi Arabia, and has done enough to keep his place in the squad with a World Cup final appearance beckoning.
It has now been reported, as per the Sun, that Tottenham are one of four clubs interested in signing the player from Brighton.
Tottenham are interested in signing Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton
Spurs’ director of football, Fabio Paratici, is said to have been encouraged by what he has seen from the midfielder in Qatar and has given the green light after Antonio Conte registered interest.
However, there are a number of challenges standing in the club’s way if they are to make a move.
Mac Allister is contracted at Brighton until 2025, so the club are in no immediate rush to sell their player.
Antonio Conte is said to have registered interest in signing the player from Brighton
Mac Allister was brought into Argentina’s starting XI following their defeat to Saudi Arabia
Inter Milan meanwhile are said to be at the front of the race to sign the player, who joined from Argentinos Juniors in January 2019.
Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also thought to be interested in signing Mac Allister.
Conte hinted last month that he needs to add more quality to his Tottenham squad, after a dramatic 4-3 victory against Leeds.
He said in his post-match interview: ‘You see the example of Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and these teams are really strong.
Inter Milan are said to be leading the race ahead of Tottenham for the services of Mac Allister
Mac Allister, 23, joined Brighton back in January 2019 from Argentinos Juniors
‘For this reason, when I speak with you I tell you that after only one year, don’t forget that we were playing in the conference league, you need a process. You need time.
‘You need patience, you need the transfer market to improve the quality of your squad.’
The Times reported last month that Conte wants a defender, midfielder and striker to improve Spurs’ starting XI in the January window.
Among targets mentioned were Juventus’ Weston McKennie and Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.