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DONE DEAL: Alexis Mac Allister thrilled with Brighton move

Alexis Mac Allister is excited about his move to Brighton.

Mac Allister signed a four-and-a-half-year deal before returning to Argentinos Juniors on loan, and admits he was blown away by Albion's keenness to bring him to the south coast.

He said, “The main reason I signed was because they came to Argentina looking for me, and they seemed very convinced about me.

“They made a big effort, told me about their project and their ideas to keep growing in this league, and I liked their ideas. I liked what they said.

“We kept in contact with Paul [Winstanley] and I was eventually able to come and sign everything."

The 20-year-old spoke about his admiration for the English game, and is now eager to prove himself in Europe once he completes his loan spell at Juniors.

“I watch a lot of football and for me the English league is the best in the world. It is above all the other leagues.

“That's the challenge for me, to be able to perform in that league and to bring my contribution to this team.

“I feel I am a player who really likes to get on the ball, that is my style."

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