Sitting close to the foot of the table and in grave relegation danger Argentinos Juniors wouldn’t want to lose any of their important first team players in this window. However, for Premier League club Brighton to pay upwards of $9 million for Alexis Mac Allister and for the 20-year-old to remain in La Paternal until the end of the season, there are positives for Los Bichos.
Injury has restricted Mac Allister to only seven starts for Argentinos Juniors this season but his three goals and creativity on the ball provide one of the hopes that the famous club can avoid another relegation this season.
After travelling to England to finally put pen to paper on the deal, Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: “Alexis is an exciting young player that we have brought in for the future, and he has already made a big impact playing in Argentina. It is in the best interests of all three parties to allow him to return to Juniors, as he will be able to continue playing regular first-team football in a very competitive league.”
✍️ Mac Allister has signed four-and-a-half year deal with the Seagulls!
— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) January 24, 2019