Liverpool closing in on new world-record deal for Serie A stopper

Date published: Monday 5th March 2018 1:24

Roma star Alisson has reportedly made completing a summer move to Liverpool his ‘top priority’, but is likely to cost a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

Reds chief Jurgen Klopp is after a new No.1, despite the improved form of Loris Karius, and it is well documented that Brazil stopper Alisson is his top target.

The Daily Mirror reports that the 25-year-old also favours a switch to Anfield, despite Real Madrid and PSG also being keen on the player.

Brazilian website UOL, however, takes things a step further by claiming that talks are at an advanced stage between Alisson and Liverpool.


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The former Internacional stopper, who has kept 14 clean sheets in 32 appearances for Roma this season, will almost certainly demand a new world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

That currently stands at the £34.7million Manchester City paid out to land Ederson from Benfica last summer.

Alisson certainly has his admirers, with former Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves recently telling BBC Radio 5 Live:  “He’s brilliant. Everybody is raving about Ederson, another Brazilian goalkeeper… these two players are exceptional.”

Alisson’s potential arrival will almost certainly spell the end of Simon Mignolet’s Anfield career, particularly given how Karius has now emerged as Klopp’s favoured option.


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