With the transfer market in Europe looming, interest from Saudi Arabia in Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah was in full swing. With little time left, Jurgen Klopp continued to deny his release, and September 7, the deadline for transfers within the Saudi Arabian league, passed, confirming that the Egyptian King is staying.
According to Fabrizio Romano, an Italian journalist, Liverpool’s stance this summer has been consistent, but he said that Al-Ittihad’s interest has not waned and their ambition is to try again next year.
“Mo Salah is not going to Saudi. This is a big update because it was already clear. I always told you here in the channel that we heard many rumours, many stories also in the social medias in the last few weeks but the message with Liverpool in public with Jurgen Klopp but also in private from club sources is very strong and clear; Salah is untouchable, Salah is going nowhere.”
“Today is the deadline in Saudi but the situation hasn’t changed. It was never the case that Liverpool would let Salah leave with no replacement and also with bad timing. That was never close.”
“What I wanted to mention, as I told you in the past few days from Saudi, they mention that Saudi clubs, Al Ittihad in this case, will be back for Mo Salah. In 2024, they plan for another bid, another “attack” to the Mo Salah situation because they really want to try to bring Salah to the Saudi League. In 2024, their intention is to try again.“Yotube Channnel
The Egyptian striker, who will be 32 next summer, is a popular player in Saudi Arabia and could be a hot commodity in next summer’s transfer market. Other clubs besides Al-Ittehad are said to be in the market for him, and depending on the transfer fee, Liverpool may be close to letting him go.
How will the Mohamed Salah transfer saga end?