Roma Admit that Alisson Liverpool Deal Is Close
AS Roma’s Director of Football Monchi says a deal with Liverpool is close for the sale of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, in a deal thought to be worth £66.8m- a world record for a goalkeeper.
The Roma director says that the player is in Merseyside negotiating with the Premier League club, “We haven’t closed anything, the deal will be closed when everything is ready.
“The lad is in Liverpool, it’s true, and it’s true that we’re in very advanced negotiations, but it’s not done. If everything goes normally it will be closed soon.”
Monchi said that the size of the offer from the Reds was too big to turn down, “I’ve explained it many times, the work of a sporting director isn’t just buying players, to plan, but also to understand what’s best for the club. The financial side also has to be considered.
“A very big, out of the market offer arrived. We evaluated the pros and cons and made the choice to speak to Liverpool. We need to have ambition, but with our heads screwed on. Alisson is very strong, if he’s not the best in the world then he’s certainly up there.
“But he’s had to go on a journey too, but we had a great goalkeeper who needed time. I know time doesn’t exist for fans, but sometimes it’s what you need.”