The transfer deadline in the European market is approaching. As clubs scramble for final reinforcements, Liverpool, despite its success in acquiring Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, is still shaking with fear of Saudi Arabia, which continues to pursue star players with an overabundant budget.
Al-Ittihad, which includes Karim Benzema and Fabinho, is very keen on the Egyptian striker and made a verbal offer for him on Thursday night, which was promptly rejected.
Still, the hard-giving Middle Eastern club is preparing a huge offer totaling £175 million, including add-ons, according to Jim White, anchor for SkySports and Talksport.
“Now then, Liverpool have rejected a £150m bid for Mo Salah from Al-Ittihad! Saudis say they’ll be back later today with £175m bid.”
Now then, @LFC have rejected a £150m bid for Mo Salah from Al-Ittihad!— Jim White (@JimWhite) September 1, 2023
Saudis say they’ll be back later today with £175m bid!! 💷 ⏰
Despite Jurgen Klopp’s denial of release throughout, and the Egyptian forward’s agent’s declaration that he is happy at Liverpool, the club appears to be committed to acquiring the locally popular striker until the last minute.
By no means will Liverpool sell “not for sale” Mohamed Salah. However, there is a good chance that they would be open to a deal next summer if we offer them the same or more money.