Real Madrid submit €60m bid for AlissonMarch 21, 2018
Real Madrid have submitted an official bid for Roma keeper Alisson, according to reports.
The Brazilian has impressed in Italy, becoming one of the best in the world, with his performances attracting many suitors.
Los Blancos have previously been linked with ex-Atletico Madrid shot-stopper David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea, but their poor displays in the Champions League have led them to look elsewhere.
According to Mundo Deportivo and Corriere dello Sport, Madrid have now made a concrete move, offering the Brazilian stopper a contract in the region of €5m per year.
Alisson has been a part of a new-look Roma side that reached the Champions League quarter-finals this week.
Yet, the Brazilian’s performances, which have included 12 clean sheets in 28 Serie A matches, are not the only reason Real Madrid are attracted to signing him.
His compatriot Neymar could be on his way to the Spanish giants, but wants to be surrounded by some of his countrymen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, with Alisson among them.
The 25-year-old would be expected to become a long-term replacement for former Real star Iker Casillas, with current number one Keylor Navas always believed to be keeping the position warm for a more permanent goalkeeper.