Liverpool has completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson from AS Roma for a reported €75m, pending a medical to be completed this weekend.
Liverpool has completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson from AS Roma, ending a long-running transfer saga and breaking the world record fee paid for a stopper.
The fee is reported to be €75m including add-ons, with the 25-year-old signing a five-year deal at Anfield to usurp Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius, Danny Ward and Adam Bogdan in the Merseyside club's weird and disrupted pecking order.
While the club is yet to confirm the signing, the Guardian reports that a deal has been agreed between all parties - with the transfer all done subject to a medical, which is expected to be completed on Saturday.
Alisson will fly to England on Wednesday night to move the deal into its final stages, having spoken to Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday to discuss a deal.
The Reds have now broken world records for the highest fees spent on a goalkeeper and a defender in the last year, a startling turnaround for Jurgen Klopp, who said last summer: "Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money."
Chelsea was the club expected to provide the most competition for the Brazil international's services as it looked to replace Thibaut Courtois, who is nearing a move to Real Madrid before next month's transfer deadline.
Roma only made the Brazilian a starter this last season, having left him to sit on the bench behind Wojciech Szczesny in his first season in Europe following a €7.5m move from Internacional.
The Italian side is now expected to spend some of the profits from the move on a former Liverpool man, taking Suso from Serie A rivals AC Milan, while Paris Saint-Germain's Alphonse Areola is the most likely target to directly replace Alisson.