Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister starred at the World Cup with Argentina and as a result has been linked with a move away from the Seagulls.
Mac Allister’s father has revealed there will be “chances” for the 24-year-old to leave in July.
“For now he is in Brighton,” Mac Allister senior, who is also the player’s agent, told TyCSports. “It seems to me a very good thing that he has returned from the World Cup and has not despaired of leaving , enjoying success calmly and in peace, in a team that loves him very much.
“The reception he received has been for the better. He is very happy at the club.
“We all know that in July there will be chances to leave. But prior to the World Cup, Alexis renewed his contract so that the club also has the opportunity to make a big sale, so that many can reach out to Brighton. That’s the idea.”
The midfielders future may depend on whether Brighton achieve European football. Roberto De Zerbi’s side currently sit sixth in the Premier League, a position which would secure Europa League qualification for next season.
Considering Mac Allister is expected to be subjected to interest from Champions League clubs, Brighton may struggle to keep their Argentinian ace, although they held firm in January to fend off serious interest from Arsenal for Moisés Caicedo.
However, it must be said, Brighton could still yet achieve Champions league football in fact, the South coast side are six points adrift from Newcastle in fourth with a game in hand.
Brighton are on course to surpass their best ever Premier League points total (51) which was achieved last season under now Chelsea manager Graham Potter.
Mark Marston | Get Football