Liverpool’s star goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, was not as close to a move to Saudi Arabia as the summer transfer rumors had suggested, as reported exclusively by Fabrizio Romano in his Daily Briefing column.
Alisson’s exceptional form has been crucial for Liverpool, and his departure would have been a significant blow for the club, especially considering the recent departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to Saudi Pro League clubs.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers, it was plausible that Alisson could attract interest from Saudi clubs.
Romano even speculated that a Saudi club might eventually break the world transfer record in the coming years.
However, despite the speculation, Alisson was never a realistic option for a transfer to Saudi Arabia.
“I’m not aware of anything concrete from Saudi for Alisson last summer, despite the rumors,” Romano clarified.
“There were never concrete proposals or official bids, interest always there for a fantastic GK like Alisson but not a concrete deal or negotiations.
The Brazilian is now in superb form for Liverpool, showing again why he’s so important for the Reds.”
Romano expressed his admiration for Alisson, noting, “Personally I have loved Alisson since he was at Roma; he’s a top goalkeeper, one of the best, for sure.”
Regarding Saudi clubs and their impact on the transfer market, Romano mentioned that Neymar became the most expensive footballer of all time back in 2017.
It’s somewhat surprising that this record hasn’t been broken yet, given the increasing number of players moving for substantial fees and clubs spending more than ever before.
In conclusion, Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that Alisson remains with the club and continues to showcase his exceptional skills in the upcoming season.
Despite the interest from Saudi clubs, a move for the Brazilian goalkeeper never materialized, allowing Liverpool to enjoy his talents and reliability in goal.