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Liverpool Close To Signing Brazil GK For World-Record Fee

Premier League outfit Liverpool are reportedly close to signing a Brazilian goalkeeper, who featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for a world-record fee.

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According to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside club has agreed a £66.8 million (R1.16 billion) deal with Serie A outfit Roma for Alisson Becker.

Liverpool's first bid of £62 million (R1.07 billion) – £53 million (R920 million) up front with a further £9 million (R156 million) in add-ons – was apparently rejected by the Italian outfit on Tuesday.

However, it is believed the Reds have now met Roma's evaluation of £66.8 million, meaning the Brazilian star will become the most expensive goalkeeper in world football history, toppling Gianluigi Buffon's fee of €52.88 million (R818 million) when he moved from Parma to Juventus in the 2001/02 campaign.

It has been suggested that a conversation between Alisson and Jurgen Klopp took place a few days ago, and with both parties understanding what was required of them, a deal was arranged.

The Anfield side has been busy in this transfer window, having already added Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri to their squad for the upcoming season. 

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Liverpool will fly to the US for a three-game tour on Saturday, although Alisson is not be expected to be part of the touring party.

Do you think this signing, if it happens, will be a good one for Liverpool? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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