Roma look at Alisson replacements

Alisson Becker flew out to complete his €73m move to Liverpool today, with reports Roma will replace him with Alphonse Areola, Robin Olsen or Kasper Schmeichel.

The Brazilian was purchased from Internacional in 2016 for €8m and didn’t make a single Serie A appearance in his first season, acting as understudy to Wojciech Szczesny.

He became a household name last term, thanks largely to their Champions League success in reaching the semi-final.

Alisson flew out from Rome’s Ciampino airport this afternoon, arriving in Manchester and then driving to Liverpool, where a medical is expected on Thursday.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the figure paid is €63m plus around €10m in various performance-related bonuses, which would be a new world record fee for a goalkeeper.

Gianluca Di Marzio also claims that the most likely candidate to replace him is Paris Saint-Germain’s Areola, whose position is in doubt after the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon.

Other options are FC Copenhagen’s Olsen and Leicester City goalkeeper Schmeichel, who impressed for Denmark at the World Cup.

Jasper Cillessen of Barcelona would cost €50m and is therefore more improbable.

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