Liverpool have smashed the world transfer record for a goalkeeper by completing the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of €75m (£67m), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.
There has been fierce competition for his services from Europe’s elite but Liverpool seem to have pulled the deal
The 25-year-old travelled to England on a private jet on Wednesday evening and will undergo a medical with the Reds in the next few days.
As per Sky in Italy, the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms and will sign a five-year deal at Anfield.
Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, with Liverpool surpassing the £34.7m fee Manchester City paid for another Brazilian, Ederson in 2017.
Alisson will become Jurgen Klopp’s fourth signing of the summer, joining fellow new arrivals Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield.
The Reds will look to challenge City’s new found dominance over the Premier League as well as breaking Real Madrid’s stranglehold on the Champions League.
The Brazil international, who featured at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer, made 49 appearances for Roma last season.
He was part of the side that suffered a 7-6 aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.