Roma’s Director of Football Monchi, has thanked Liverpool bound goalkeeper Alisson for his attitude during months of heavy transfer speculation.
It was announced yesterday that Roma have accepted a world record bid for a goalkeeper of £66 from Liverpool, and Monchi was quick to praise Alisson for not trying to force through a move, despite months of links with several of Europes top sides.
Monchi also conceded however, that the Anfield clubs offer was just too big for the Serie A side to turn down.
“I have to thank Alisson, I never felt him pressurising me to leave, but if he’s accepted then it’s because he wants to go.
“If he’d come to me and told me that he didn’t want to leave then an offer of €200m could have arrived…[and it wouldn’t have mattered]
“When reading about so many clubs, like Real Madrid or Chelsea, being interested in Alisson I could have done two things.
“I could have pretended there was nothing or moved on, or I could understand that something could happen and work to do the best for the club.
“People can say whatever false things they want, but anything I say or do is for the good of the club.
“In the last month I realised that something was going to happen, though it wasn’t certain an agreement would be found.
“When a club which is so strong financially comes in though, you start to understand that something could happen.”