Liverpool have agreed on a fee with AS Roma over the potential transfer of their Brazilian goalie Alisson Becker this summer. According to recent reports, the Reds have agreed on a summer move for the Roma sensation during this transfer window. It is understood that the Merseyside outfit are confident about their chances of sealing a move for him in the coming weeks.
It is common knowledge that Jurgen Klopp is eager to secure the signature of the Brazilian shot-stopper this summer and some sources have recently claimed that Liverpool have agreed on a world record fee of £66.8m to bring the World Cup star to Anfield. It has also been suggested that the Reds are pretty keen to make the move happen and hence, they have decided to splash a world record transfer fee for a keeper in order to recruit him ahead of the new season.
Alisson has put in some valiant performances for the Roman team during the course of last season which has not gone unnoticed by other clubs. It is believed that Roma are willing to part ways with their prized asset and have lined up a replacement in the form of Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola if Alisson ends up completing his move to Merseyside.
The potential signing of Alisson will definitely bolster Klopp’s goalkeeping options and could also help his side close the gap to Manchester City in the next few years. The five-time champions of Europe are in dire need of a top-class goalie if they are to compete for major silverware next season and in Alisson, that’s exactly what they will be getting.
The Liverpool defence was leaky, to say the least, during the course of the last campaign. The Reds’ goalkeeping pair of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have both been unable to live up to the high expectations of playing at the biggest stage like Anfield.
Thus, the acquisition of Alisson will definitely be an upgrade over the club’s current goalkeeping options and add more competition for places within Klopp’s squad. The Brazilian has earned a lot of experience at the top level and knows what it takes to perform at a high-level on a weekly basis. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of the Brazilian international and whether Klopp is successful in luring him to Anfield before the start of the new season.