When Liverpool paid AS Roma around €40m for Mohamed Salah early last summer, it seemed like a fair deal.
Now, however, the transfer looks like the bargain of the year, as the Egypt international has 29 Premier League goals to his name, as well as 10 assists.
Of course, no one could have predicted how ridiculous the market was about to get thanks to Paris Saint-Germain’s €222m purchase of Neymar, but AS Roma now want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again.
That’s why they are being quite stubborn when it comes to the attention Alisson Becker is currently receiving, with clubs such as Liverpool and Real Madrid touted as potential landing spots for the Brazilian goalkeeper.
This is what Calciomercato are reporting, explaining the Serie A club don’t want to make the same mistake twice.
Monchi, the club’s director of football, would prefer to see their new star stay another season, and only a ‘mega offer’ would see him change his mind.
While Liverpool were seen as one of the favourites to bring in Alisson, that story has now died down following Loris Karius’ impressive run of clean sheets over the past 15 games or so.
That, and the fact we can’t see the Jürgen Klopp splashing €50m+ on a goalkeeper if he doesn’t desperately need to.