Liverpool have announced the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from Roma on a long-term contract.
The Reds did not disclose the fee involved in signing Alisson but the Giallorossi revealed that the Selecao star moved clubs for €72.5m (£65m), a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.
“Alisson, 25, will join the Premier League side for an initial fee of €62.5m (£56m), the most expensive transfer fee ever paid for a goalkeeper,” read a statement on the Roma website.
“The agreement also includes a number of performance-related clauses, on the part of both the player and the English club, that add up to an additional €10m (£9m).”
“I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.
“In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family. You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”
Across his two seasons in the Italian capital, Alisson made 64 appearances in all competitions.