Alisson’s transfer from Roma to Liverpool has been pretty much made public today, with the Italian media reporting the deal step by step.
The Brazilian press has been very quiet about this chase during the past few days, partly because many journalists are on vacation after covering the World Cup in Russia.
But now outlet Carta Capital brings a few details on the transfer, saying Liverpool are paying €65m for the goalkeeper, with another possible €10m in performance bonuses.
It’s claimed that the player was spending his vacation on the island of Sardinia, and had to rush to Rome to say goodbye to his teammates and clear his locker. Then he took a private jet to Liverpool.
Carta Capital says that Alisson is signing a five-year deal, earning €5.5m per season. A lot more than the €1.5m he used to make at Roma.
It’s also claimed that Alisson has been Jurgen Klopp’s ‘dream goalkeeper’ since Loris Karius’ mistakes in the Champions League final, and the manager never really thought of going for another target.
Real Madrid gave up on Alisson when they got to know how much he would cost, and Chelsea even tried to scupper the Liverpool deal, but had no success.
That’s the view from Brazil.