It appears Liverpool have agreed to pay AS Roma’s €65m plus €10m in add-ons asking price for Alisson.
This is according to various Italian outlets, which claim the deal was struck in the night.
We know these don’t sound like especially credible sources, but this is exactly how the story broke yesterday.
Lesser known Italian media claimed we’d made a bid, before Sky Italy’s Di Marzio jumped on board, before the English press eventually joined in.
As a result, we’re very hopeful this is legitimate.
Liverpool have been after a new goalkeeper since halfway through last season, with Alisson always Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice.
If a transfer is completed the fee will eclipse the word record price for a keeper, which Manchester City set with Alisson’s Brazilian understudy Ederson.
At 25-years-old, Alisson has the potential to keep Liverpool’s net for the next decade.
He is exceptional with the ball at his feet, an elite shot-stopper, a big presence in goal and remarkably composed.
We cannot wait until this deal is over the line.
Paul Joyce confirms bid has been accepted, as we predicted!
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