Liverpool have announced the signing of Brazil international Alisson from Roma for a fee that could rise to £65million, a deal that smashes the record for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
The 25-year-old was reportedly a target for Real Madrid and Chelsea after his performances for last season’s Champions League semi-finalists and for Brazil at the World Cup.
However, he has signed a long-term contract at Liverpool after the Reds reached an agreement with Roma on Thursday.
The fee paid by Liverpool eclipses the £34.7m that took Ederson from Benfica to Manchester City in 2017, which was the most any club had paid for a goalkeeper, in sterling, at the time.
Alisson made 37 Serie A appearances for Roma in 2017-18 and shone during the club’s run to the last four of the Champions League, where they lost 7-6 on aggregate to Liverpool