In a high-stakes transfer saga, Liverpool’s star player, Mohamed Salah, faces the possibility of a record-breaking move to the Saudi Pro League as a staggering £200 million offer looms over Anfield.
The Egypt international, renowned as one of the world’s finest, has been under the spotlight of Middle Eastern clubs for some time. Al Ittihad, a prominent Saudi club, has recently made a substantial £150 million offer for the forward.
Football expert Paul Merson weighed in on the situation, acknowledging the dilemma faced by Liverpool. While the club rejected the initial bid, Merson believes that a £200 million offer could prove irresistible. He questioned whether Liverpool could find a replacement of Salah’s caliber and suggested that taking the deal might be the prudent choice.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, however, remains steadfast in retaining Salah, emphasizing that the player is not for sale. The Egyptian’s prolific goal-scoring record, which includes 138 goals in 221 appearances and three Premier League Golden Boots, makes him indispensable to the team.
The Saudi Pro League transfer window extends until September 7, adding uncertainty to Salah’s future as clubs from the Middle East continue their pursuit of the iconic Arab footballer. Klopp expressed concerns about the differing transfer window deadlines, highlighting the challenges it poses for European clubs.
With Salah’s status still uncertain, Liverpool and its fans brace for the final hours of the transfer window, hoping to retain their superstar amidst the allure of an astronomical offer.