Everton icon Leon Osman won’t be in the good books of Toffees fans at the moment after he named the acquisition of Alexis Mac Allister by Liverpool as the best signing of the 2023 summer transfer window [via Official Premier League website].
Osman praised the Reds for being to get their hands on such a good player – additionally, he also lauded them for being able to get him for a lower sum of money than people initially thought they may have had to pay.
He tipped him to get better and better during his time at Anfield, saying that the Argentine is ‘on an upward curve’ and ‘his form is getting better’. He lauded the deal to land Mac Allister as ‘incredible’.
What did Leon Osman have to say regarding Alexis Mac Allister?
On the official Premier League website, Osman said: “I’m actually going for Alexis Mac Allister [as the best transfer signing of the window]. I think £35 million – £40 million for a guy who’s won the World Cup – he’s on an upward curve, his form is getting better.
“You’re talking about the signing of Tonali for £50 – odd million, and I think when you look at the price for Alexis Mac Allister, I think that’s an incredible deal Liverpool have got done.”
How will Alexis Mac Allister improve the Liverpool squad?
At the beginning of the summer transfer window, Liverpool’s objective was clear – they needed to strengthen their midfield, following the departures of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner and Arthur Melo.
Mac Allister seems to be just the player that Liverpool need. He carries the ball forward brilliantly and regularly – additionally, he very rarely concedes possession. As an attacking central midfielder, he is everything you could ask for.
He was brilliant for Brighton and Hove Albion in the 2022/23 Premier League season – moreover, he also put in an excellent showing for Argentina in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Not only will Mac Allister be an excellent addition to the team, they have also managed to bring him on board for a relative bargain price of just £35 million (although this could potentially rise to £55 million with add-ons).