Gone are the days when goalkeepers sent a low amount in signings. Clubs are poised to break the bank to sign goalkeepers these days. More importantly, there is a renewed focus on having a fair amount of competition in the club’s own goalkeeping department.
As a result, we are starting to see a lot of teams with more than one top quality goalkeeper. While teams tend to stick to one for consistency, the job of the rest in the department is to make sure it doesn’t get too complacent.
Teams have grown more cautious about the consequences of their first-choice goalkeeper sustaining a major injury. High-quality goalkeeping duos are slowly starting to become something in the world of soccer.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at five of the most valuable goalkeeping duos in the world of soccer.
(All numbers courtesy: Transfer market)
5.Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool) – € 62.5 million
Over the past three seasons, Alisson Becker has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Liverpool’s goalkeeping department had been under suspicion for several seasons prior to his arrival.
It took Loris Karius’ kind of disaster in the 2017-18 Champions League final for the Merseysiders to finally decide to spend money on a world-class goalkeeper. The arrival of the Brazilian goalkeeper and the quality performances he has delivered have contributed greatly to the success of the Merseysiders in recent years.
Liverpool’s second goalkeeper is Caoimhin Kelleher. In this duo, Alisson is the one doing the heavy lifting as it is valued at € 60 million. Kelleher’s valuation is 2.5 million euros, but it is enough for the couple to have a place on this list.
# 4 Thibaut Courtois and Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid) – 63 million euros
Thibaut Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He is a reliable presence among the sticks to The whites and the Belgian national team. The tall, athletic goalkeeper has proven his credentials many times in his illustrious career.
The 29-year-old has a valuation of 60 million euros. Real Madrid’s substitute goalkeeper is Ukrainian international Andriy Lunin. The 22-year-old is fairly inexperienced and was on loan at Leganés, Valladolid and Oviedo before returning to Real Madrid last summer.
Lunin is valued at € 3 million and the duo have a combined valuation of € 63 million, which is the fourth best in the world.