West Brom reportedly had their eyes on Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson long before Liverpool did.

According to the Daily Express, as cited on the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Brazilian was scouted by the Baggies when he first arrived at the Serie A clash.

The player was said to be of particular interest to ex-Scotland number one Jonathan Gould, who was working on a scouting mission for the club.

Alisson struggled to break into the Roma side when he first joined the Italian giants.

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He largely played as a back-up to former Arsenal shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny.

It was not until the latter moved on to Juventus that Alisson got his big break in Italy.

A standout season saw him earn a move to Liverpool in a deal worth a massive £67 million.

Both Chelsea and Liverpool were chasing the Brazilian throughout the summer, but for West Brom, it’s a case of what could have been.