Real Madrid to trigger SECRET €70m clause in Liverpool star's contract

Peter Staunton
  • 18 May 2024 12:30 CDT
  • 2 min read
Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool, 2023/24
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A sensational report in Argentina claims that Alexis Mac Allister is a target for Real Madrid and the Champions League finalists intend to activate a ‘secret’ €70 million release clause in the midfielder’s contract.

Mac Allister, 25, has been a revelation for Liverpool since completing a £35 million move from Brighton last summer.

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He has established himself in the Reds’ midfield and arguably put his name in the frame for the Premier League’s signing of the season.

The World Cup-winning playmaker has played 45 times for the Merseysiders this term, scoring six goals, becoming a fan favourite at Anfield in the process.

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Mac Allister is under contract with Liverpool until 2028 but now a report in Directvsports claims that there is a RELEASE clause in the contract he signed last summer which can be triggered for €70m.

That will come as news to Liverpool fans, who were expecting the Argentina international to be a mainstay in their midfield for many years to come.

Nonetheless Marcelo Benedetto, a reporter in the player’s homeland, states that Mac Allister could become a Real player ‘within a year’.

Current ETV
Player image Alexis Mac Allister
Alexis Mac Allister

DM (RL), AM (C)

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Liverpool

Alexis Mac Allister
Alexis Mac Allister

DM (RL), AM (C)

Liverpool

Liverpool

€53.2M

ETV Range

€39.9M - €66.5M

It’s uncertain that the 14-time European champions will move for the former Boca Juniors man this summer but there is doubt over the long-term futures of midfield duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Both are out of contract this summer with no word yet regarding a new deal for either.

If they do end up extending, signing one-year deals in line with Real’s policy for players over 30, then it’s not impossible to see them moving for a new starting midfielder next summer.

This week was named as crucial in negotiations between Modric and the club, according to the player’s agent, while Kroos only a few weeks ago was reported to be on the brink of a new contract.

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