Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of a new goalkeeper as reports have emerged stating that Italian side AS Roma might be beginning to accept the fact that Brazilian goalkeeper Allison could be seeking a different path which is likely to lead him out of the club.
The 25-year-old Allison has been in superb form behind the sticks for Roma this season is now attracting eyes full of admiration from other top clubs across Europe, including the likes of Premier League giants Liverpool and potential Champions League winners PSG.
With Jurgen Klopp running out of patience with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, Liverpool have repeatedly been linked with Allison ever since the January transfer window began two weeks back. Some early January reports also indicated that Liverpool were in for PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp but they have been long dead and buried now.
With regard to the Brazilian Allison, AS Roma’s stand of not letting their prized asset leave this month is still in place, with sporting director Monchi even ‘putting up a wall’ to stop interest from clubs like Liverpool and PSG. It is being said that the player himself is also particularly against the idea of a January move as he is worried that it could hamper his chances of being Brazil’s first choice at the World Cup this summer.
The summer transfer could be very different though with AS Roma valuing Allison around €50m, considering the fact that Ederson, who is behind Allison in the national team’s pecking order went to Manchester City for a fee in the region of €40m.
A summer move is likely to suit all parties as Roma are likely to get enough time to find a suitable replacement, Allison going to Russia 2018 as Brazil’s number 1 and Liverpool also being able to secure a a strong player in an area that has long been a problem for the club.