Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and others have left Anfield and landed in Saudi Arabia, where a number of famous players have moved to. The rapidly developing Saudi Professional League is further attempting to contact Liverpool players.
One of the latest reports to heat up is Egyptian international Mohamed Salah. It is said that the club is preparing a transfer fee that far exceeds the highest amount paid for Neymar to date, and that he has been offered one of the top salaries in the league for an individual contract.
However, Al-Ittihad is also interested in former England defender Joe Gomez, and is exploring the possibility of acquiring him as a priority target, according to Fabrizio Romano.
“Al Ittihad have a shortlist of defenders — Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is very high on that list.”
“Al Ittihad like Gomez as versatile player who can play anywhere across the back line.”
“Liverpool insist they’ve no intention to sell important players in the final days.”
Al Ittihad have a shortlist of defenders — Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is very high on that list 🚨🔴🇸🇦 #LFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2023
Al Ittihad like Gomez as versatile player who can play anywhere across the back line.
Liverpool insist they’ve no intention to sell important players in the final days. pic.twitter.com/RdyQQjRj7D
Due to the presence of Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate, he has not been able to grab a regular spot and has had few opportunities to play.
This season, he is expected to play more time as a right back, which will give him more chances to show his ability on the pitch, but there is a gap in ability between him and the starters, and he is likely to remain on the bench for the foreseeable future.
Rumors of a new center back are constantly circulating, and if he were to join, his position would become even more difficult. Joel Matip is expected to leave next summer and should move up to the third position, but it will still be difficult to secure regular playing time.
Could the former England defender, who is under contract until 2027, seek a new home?