This market is volatile to say the least. As is often the case, Liverpool’s transfer activity is set to be influenced by turbulence elsewhere.
In a seller’s market Liverpool have had to stump up the cash for their number one goalkeeper target. This is likely to only be the first shot fired in this story though.
It’s well documented that Chelsea and Real Madrid have also been sniffing around Brazil’s number one this summer and will now be in alert and ready to meddle.
Liverpool fans should be encouraged by the club taking the goalkeeper situation seriously enough to make a world record bid for Alisson. The simple fact is we cannot seriously compete with the mediocrity in goalkeeper options currently at the club.
Alisson is a massive talent. From his starting positions at dead balls to his confidence in decision making, everything is superior about him.
Liverpool are in dire need of this superiority and it is essential they move fast to get this one done.
Negotiations are said to be underway between the clubs, but indications from Roma’s camp are that a fee is yet to be agreed.
Real Madrid and Chelsea have no qualms about negotiating. The London club in particular may be keen to sabotage this move.
Thibaut Courtois is strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. If Chelsea are even slightly concerned about this, they will no doubt be keen to move for a suitable replacement. They will also be less keen to see one of their rival clubs strengthen significantly.
Liverpool’s team of negotiators in The Eternal City will be all too aware of this as well as the significance of the ‘keeper to our ambitions this season. The hope will be they can continue their recent good work and get this one over the line. If we delay and stammer we risk losing our grip on this transfer in the white waters of this current market.