An update on Liverpool’s position regarding the future of their star player this summer has now surfaced. The club and Mohamed Salah have been engaged in contract negotiations for a while.
What’s the latest?
90min reports that Liverpool will now consider letting Salah go this summer.
In an effort to prevent Salah from leaving for free when his contract expires in a year, the Reds may let the Egyptian winger to leave Anfield alongside Sadio Mane during current transfer window if they can find a replacement.
Klopp will be fuming
Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly be furious at the prospect of losing another one of his important players this summer, especially after Mane’s transfer to Bayern Munich was announced this week.
In fact, former left-back Scott Minto dubbed Salah “the best player in the world” for his performances last season. Salah has been a reliable and consistent player for Liverpool over the last five years.
The Klopp-praised “world-class” star, who cost £81 million, has 156 goals and 63 assists to his credit. He has also helped the Merseyside giants win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup, in addition to several individual awards.
For his part in Liverpool’s remarkable run, which saw them reach every final this season and compete with Manchester City for the league title until the very last day of the campaign, Salah has won three Premier League golden boots and this season’s PFA Player of the Year award.
Salah reportedly wants £400,000 per week to sign a contract to stay at Anfield ahead of the upcoming season, which would completely undermine the club’s strict wage structure and put him hundreds of thousands of dollars ahead of his devoted teammates. This has put FSG in an awkward position with the player.
For Liverpool fans, losing Salah is already unthinkable, but from a business standpoint, it could be disastrous because he is a highly valued asset who would need to be replaced with a solid investment. It would be concerning if Liverpool lost Salah on a free transfer and were unable to recoup the money to sign a player to fill his position.
Therefore, if Salah decides not to sign a new contract with the club before the end of the current season, the powers at Anfield will be looking for a way to profit from his departure. Selling him now or during the January transfer window may be the best financial move for the club.