Mohamed Salah Transfer Update;
Liverpool have reportedly rejected a deal for Mohamed Salah worth more than £100 million plus add-ons from Saudi Pro League Al Ittihad in the final hours of the transfer window.
The 31-year-old joined the Reds from Roma in the summer of 2017, swiftly becoming one of the club’s greatest players during the Premier League era.
Salah has 187 goals in 308 games for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, helping them win the Premier League and the Champions League over a six-year period.
The forward has started all three of his team’s league games this season, assisting Darwin Nunez in the 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Sunday.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool has turned down a Saudi Pro League deal for Salah on behalf of Middle Eastern heavyweights Al Ittihad.
The proposal is thought to have exceeded £100 million plus add-ons, with the Saudi club anxious to sign one of football’s top talents to their fast-growing league.
Liverpool rejected Al-Itthad’s bid of more than £100m for Salah
According to the source, the offer was made verbally through phone call to Liverpool director Mike Gordon on Thursday night.
The Merseysiders are said to have rejected the offer instantly, with Klopp and the club’s management determined to keep the Egyptian winger for the 2023-24 season.
Although the Reds are reported to be dismissive of the offer, Al-Ittihad are still interested in the former Chelsea player.
Salah signed a new three-year contract with Liverpool last summer. That contract will put the club in a strong position to reject significant offers for the player.
The 31-year-old is the highest-paid player in the club’s history, earning a reputed £350,000 a week, yet a move to the Saudi Pro League would significantly increase the attacker’s salary.
Al Ittihad have already signed Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante this summe. Nuno Espirito Santo, a former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, will lead the Saudi heavyweights to the league crown.
Liverpool return to Anfield on Sunday afternoon to face Europa League-bound Aston Villa in their fourth Premier League match of the season.
Salah is poised to start for Liverpool against Unai Emery’s Villans, with the Merseyside club apparently dismissing a big-money bid from Saudi Arabia for the winger.