With the European transfer market already over, the Saudis are taking advantage of the one-week late deadline, which ends on September 7, to make a last-ditch effort to reinforce their squad.
The transfer frenzy surrounding Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to the Middle East has been heating up for nearly the last month and is rife with various facts and speculation.
Liverpool, which cannot reinforce its squad until next January, has denied all but denying the release of the Egyptian winger, and manager Jurgen Klopp has been busy putting out fires at every press conference. Still, the Saudis have not given up and appear to have made a final bid.
Liverpool received an offer of £215 million, the highest ever, last night, The Sun reported. Al-Ittihad is eager to acquire the player this summer to avoid increased competition next summer, and has offered the player a high salary of £2.45 million per week.
However, Liverpool’s attitude has remained consistent. At the very least, they are not looking to sell in this summer’s transfer window, and it is very likely that Egyptian King will remain at Anfield.
Only the parties involved know whether the reports are true or false, and other media and journalists are also reporting that they are in the process of making preparations, making the situation increasingly chaotic. However, one thing is certain: Liverpool will not let the player go in the absence of a successor.
Interest from Saudi Arabia has not waned, and there is even a possibility that he will return next summer for a similar amount, in which case a sale should be considered.
And in the meantime, Liverpool will pick up a replacement candidate and spend a huge transfer fee to prepare for the ideal reinforcement…