The transfer deadline in the Premier League is ticking away. Liverpool is looking to acquire a new midfielder and has held talks with Bayern Munich about Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, with things likely to move as soon as the German champions secure a replacement.
While the club is also interested in a left-handed center back, it has also begun to make some personnel changes. 26-year-old defender Nathaniel Phillips, who lost his place with the rise of Jarell Quansah, is nearing a loan move to Celtic, and several other young players, including Tyler Morton, may leave on loan.
In addition, Saudi Arabia is on the offensive, with Al-Ittihad approaching Mohamed Salah and Joe Gomez, among others.
As transfer rumors continue to heat up, especially for the Egyptian international, Paul Joyce of The Times denied that the player is leaving and said that Nat Phillips will be the only senior player to leave.
“Despite the continued speculation over the future of Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have still not received a bid from Al-Ittihad for him.
“There have been suggestions for much of the past week that the Saudi club would bid around £120 million for him, but that sum would not even present Liverpool with a conundrum. They remain adamant that they will not sell the Egypt international, 31. The defender Nat Phillips is expected, at this point, to be the only senior player to leave.”
No matter how much money is offered, it is too reckless to release a key player at this time of the year. Al-Ittihad should give up on acquiring him in this summer’s transfer window and focus all their efforts on presenting a more attractive offer for next summer.
And Liverpool will be required to work quietly but vigorously under the radar to list and acquire a right-sided winger to replace Egyptian King, who has been scoring and assisting a lot during the past year.