In the closing stages of this summer’s transfer market, the Egyptian international Mohamed Salah was at the center of the conversation. Al-Ittihad showed strong interest and made a huge offer of £150 million, but Liverpool immediately rejected the proposal.
However, the interest has not waned, and the Saudis are expected to make a move in the transfer market next January or next summer. With Egyptian King soon to turn 32 and nearing the end of his career, it is highly likely that Liverpool will accept the offer if it arrives at the same price.
The challenge facing Liverpool is to find a successor to the ace who has scored over “180” goals at Anfield. While West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen’s name has been mentioned, the name of the fast-footed La Liga winger has also surfaced.
According to Fichajes, Liverpool are interested in Spanish international Nico Williams, who plays for Athletic Bilbao, and coach Jurgen Klopp is also a big fan of the player’s ability.
The 21-year-old winger is also of interest to Barcelona, who have been linked with the departure of Brazilian international Raphinha, as well as Manchester United, who are uncertain about the future of both wings, including Jadon Sancho and Antony.
Although he is only 21 years old, he has scored twice in nine games for Spain and his potential is extraordinary. The winger’s contract with his club runs through 2024, so the young talent, who can play on both wings, is due for a step up.
If he does not extend his contract and it goes past next January, he will have the opportunity to acquire a free transfer. Getting a lot of transfer money in Mohamed Salah while getting the young winger for free would be the best deal ever.
The problem, however, is scoring record. With 12 goals and 11 assists in 89 games so far, he is by no means a decision-maker. If anything, he is a typical winger type and not a direct replacement.
With time running out, who will Liverpool choose to replace Egyptian King?