We had heard rumors during the World Cup that Brazil’s 25-year-old goalkeeper Alison had a transfer fee on his head of over £60M.
At first, I thought I hadn’t heard the fee correctly but now Liverpool have made a bid of £62M for the Roma goalkeeper who has played 31 times for Brazil.
He has played 64 games for Roma in the two years he’s been there after signing on from Internacional based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
26-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Alison – £62M
In his first season in Rome he was the understudy to Polish International and former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who moved to Juventus a year ago.
So if Alison is worth £62M our new goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka has to be the signing of the summer for just £4M.
Martin showed this year while on loan that he is a top goalkeeper, and if he continues in that form he could become one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League,
Newcastle need to keep getting some bargain buys – but we also need to pay out the big money for top players if we are going to become a top six club in the Premier League.
29 year-old Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka – £4M
In contrast to the money Liverpool are willing to pay out for Alison – Dubravka is more than a bargain buy for Newcastle this summer.