Mohamed Salah will not join Al-Ittihad this summer despite a large offer from the Saudi Pro League team.
Mohamed Salah is not going anywhere! Despite a staggering £215 million bid from Al-Ittihad, Liverpool’s talisman will remain at Anfield.
Salah’s future at Liverpool has recently sparked speculation due to the Saudi club’s unrelenting pursuit of the 31-year-old. That pursuit appears to be over, at least for the time being, with Foot Mercato suggesting that the Egyptian will remain in the Premier League this summer.
Despite Nuno Espirito Santo’s Al-Ittihad’s astounding world-record bid of £215 million ($269m) for Salah, an offer that was undoubtedly immensely appealing to the Liverpool management.
Following a summer in which prominent players such as Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino all traded Europe for Saudi Arabia, this will be a blow to the state-owned Saudi Pro League enterprise.
Salah would have been the crowning achievement for Al-Ittihad, the current division champions. They will, however, appear to have to hunt elsewhere for striking talent before the league’s transfer market shuts on September 7.
Given Salah’s reputation at Liverpool and the success he has had there over the years, you would assume the 31-year-old will be willing to stay on Merseyside for the time being, despite the hefty sums on offer.
If Klopp’s side can launch a real title fight against Manchester City this season, as Virgil van Djik feels they can, he’ll be overjoyed with his decision to stay.