Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister got to raise the World Cup trophy once again as he received an elaborate welcome back in Brighton.
Alexis Mac Allister was welcomed back to Brighton and Hove Albion in elaborate fashion on Monday following his World Cup triumph with Argentina.
The midfielder started six of his country’s seven matches in Qatar, scoring in a 2-0 win over Poland in the group stage and assisting Angelo Di Maria’s goal in the final win against France last month.
Mac Allister subsequently lifted the trophy at the Lusail Stadium and was given the opportunity to do so again on his return to Brighton’s training ground in Lancing.
Surrounded by teammates and members of staff, the 24-year-old lifted the replica trophy to huge cheers while spraying confetti in La Albiceleste colours.
Although he signed a new three-year deal with the Seagulls in October – with an option to extend for a further year – Mac Allister has been heavily linked with a move away from the Amex Stadium.
Serie A giants Juventus are said to be favorites to secure his services, while Premier League trio Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have also been touted as potential destinations.