Roma goalkeeper Allison Becker who is linked heavily to a move to Liverpool has confirmed his departure from Roma.
According to reports, Allison is all set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in the history.
Allison has thanked Roma fans and declared it ‘time for a new adventure’. He was thought to be open to a move to the Premier League club, though personal terms and a medical still has to get finalised.
And while nothing formal has been announced yet, the goalkeeper himself has now delivered a clear signal of his intentions. He thanked Roma fans while at Ciampino Airport in Rome, and declaring it the right moment to move on.
“I want to say thanks to AS Roma fans. Now it’s time for a new adventure.”
It is expected Alisson will arrive in Liverpool this evening. The 25-yea old goalkeeper broke through in 2017-18, having joined the club the previous season.
After failing to feature in Serie A with Roma in his debut season, Alisson went on to play in 37 league matches this campaign. It also drew interest from various big teams.
Roma finished third in Serie A and made a memorable run to the Champions League semi-finals. They stunned Barcelona with a comeback in the quarter-finals before going out to Alisson’s new club, Liverpool, in the semis.
Alisson also was Brazil’s starter in goal for the FIFA World Cup 2018. The nation was knocked out in the quarter-finals to Belgium despite being one of the pre-tournament favourites.
Alisson is reportedly on the verge of completing a world-record £67 million ($86m) switch to Premier League outfit Liverpool.
If the move gets completed, it will be a record-fee for a goalkeeper. The Brazilian goalkeeper is expected to sign a six-year contract with the Champions League runners-up.