With the transfer deadline looming, the departure of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is drawing heat. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad, which is on the offensive with ample financial resources, is relentlessly pursuing the striker, who has scored more than 180 goals at Anfield.
The club, which continues to tempt the Egyptian international with offers totaling $165 million, appears to be taking further action. Rudi Galetti, an Italian journalist, reported that representatives of Al-Ittihad have arrived in the city to persuade Liverpool and Salah.
“An important delegation of Al-Ittihad travelled to Liverpool for the Salah deal. “
“The aim is to convince Liverpool and Klopp to let the Egyptian player go.”
“In all likelihood, the bid already sent (more than $100m) will be increased as an extreme attempt at persuasion.”
🚨💥 An important delegation of #AlIttihad travelled to #Liverpool for the #Salah deal. 🇸🇦— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) August 30, 2023
🎯 The aim is to convince #LFC and Klopp to let the 🇪🇬 player go.
💰 In all likelihood, the bid already sent (more than $100m) will be increased as an extreme attempt at persuasion. 🐓⚽ pic.twitter.com/mXtcpqFpqP
With the European transfer deadline looming, there is little time to sign a successor, even if he receives a transfer fee of a different dimension. In addition, Jurgen Klopp has denied the release of the Egyptian winger throughout, and it is unlikely that Liverpool will stick their necks out.
It is highly likely that he will be sold in next summer’s transfer window if he returns with a comparable offer amount. By then, it will be time for Liverpool to list a left-handed winger who can both score and contribute assists, and to think about a time without the 31-year-old striker…