Liverpool have finalized the signing of outstanding Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker from Serie A side Roma for a record fee of €72.5m.
Roma confirmed the fee taking the 26-year-old to Anfield was €62.5m plus €10m in bonuses, making Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.
Alisson has been linked with a Roma exit all summer and was believed to be closed to join Real Madrid or Chelsea until they pulled out of the running. Now he is officially a Liverpool player after Reds paid a fee that broke the transfer record of goalkeepers held by Gianluigi Buffon since 2001.
After the horrible error in Champions League final, Loris Karius may make his way for Alisson at Anfield Stadium from 2018-19 season on.
Alisson completed a €7.5 million transfer from Internacional to Roma where he initially served as understudy to Wojciech Szczesny before breaking into the starting line-up last season, during which he made 66 saves from shots inside the penalty area in Serie A in 2017/18, more than any other goalkeeper for a top-half side.
Being defeated by Liverpool in semifinals, the Brazil goalkeeper made 46 saves in the 2017/18 Champions League, at least 14 more than any other goalkeeper in the competition.
The 25-year-old represented Brazil at various youth levels before making his senior international debut in 2015, whereafter he has gained 31 appearances for the Selecao, including 5 caps at his first ever World Cup campaign.
Liverpool FC have completed the signing of goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma.
The 25-year-old signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical and completing the formalities of his switch at Melwood today.
Upon putting pen to paper, the Brazil international told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning.
“In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family.
“You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”
Alisson, who began his career with Internacional in his homeland, was Brazil’s No.1 at the World Cup in Russia this summer.