We used to think a player’s medical was a formality; a mere prelude to a Done Deal – but ever since the Nabil Fekir transfer broke down as a result of his, we’re not so confident!
That being said, Alisson has never had any injury problems during his career, missing just five games on the sidelines in total.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are on the verge of signing the Brazilian no.1 and are arranging his medical assessments as a result.
Liverpool are so confident to sign #Alisson and are preparing medicals for him. The player also had a call with Jurgen Klopp some day ago; and he’d be happy to join Liverpool. At the moment… Chelsea have not made a new bid for Alisson. 🔴 #LFC #CFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2018
Paul Joyce confirms that the bid has been accepted:
Liverpool agree fee with AS Roma for Alisson in region of £66m. Nothing to stop other clubs doing likewise, but Liverpool the first. Permission granted to speak to player.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 18, 2018
Their report confirms that Alisson will become the world’s most expensive keeper, ahead of Ederson and Gianluigi Buffon, should the transfer finalise.
In 2018, Liverpool and FSG are showing huge ambition in the market. We’ve signed Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri – with Alisson imminent.
If we can snare Fekir too, for a rearranged sum, it would prepare us sensationally for the new campaign.