Alisson debuted with Brazil in the 2018 FIFA World Cup this past Sunday, but make no mistake: one of the things that is asked the most regarding the talented goalkeeper is where he will be playing in the upcoming season.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper is currently under contract with Italian side AS Roma, but there is not a secret that Real Madrid want him; in fact, reports from last week indicated that Alisson has already reached an agreement with the player. The main issue, then, becomes the transfer fee.
Roma want to receive €70 million, but both Real Madrid and Liverpool have considered that to be an unacceptable figure. Los Blancos countered with a €50 million offer, but it seems a slight increase – maybe €10 million? – could do the trick. For what is worth, Real Madrid remain confident to end up acquiring the goalkeeper.
The idea of having a new goalkeeper has been around Real Madrid for quite a while and even though Keylor Navas has been serviceable, the idea of adding a world-class presence between the posts certainly feels like something they would like to do. And Alisson fits that bill entirely.
The Brazilian goalkeeper came out of nowhere to put himself on the map in a big way this season with a remarkable campaign. Will Real get the deal done, or will they have to wait for one more year to sign him?