Salah, Trent, Van Dijk contract renewals and how…British journalist updates on progress

Salah, Trent, Van Dijk contract renewals and how...British journalist updates on progress Transfers

Liverpool was active in the transfer market last summer, but has remained quiet so far this winter. They are rumored to be interested in a defensive midfielder or a center back, but are likely to reinforce their squad in this summer’s transfer window.

On the other hand, attention has been focused on the players whose contracts are short, until 2024 or 2025. In particular, the 2025 group includes Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Virgil van Dijk, and it will be interesting to see if they can reach an agreement before there is only one year left.

David Ornstein of The Athletic updated the progress in the contracts of the players whose contracts expire next June and said that he expects to see some movement this year.

“I don’t think there was any movement on this before the end of 2023, and to my knowledge, the plan was always to address it in the new year. We’re there now so I would imagine some conversations will get going in due course,”

“Even though January is expected to be a fairly quiet transfer window at Anfield, it’s not the easiest time to start transfer talks and in the case of Salah, he is busy focusing on AFCON. All three players are huge for Liverpool and that makes the situation massively important.”

“It isn’t ideal for them to be approaching their final year, but Liverpool have managed contract situations really well in recent years and I don’t think there’s anything to suggest they won’t again here… albeit the football hierarchy has changed a little with the departures of Michael Edwards/Julian Ward and the arrival of Jorg Schmadtke.”

“Naturally, given what happened last summer with Saudi, Salah feels like the most uncertain/unpredictable, but as I’ve said on here before, some have suggested to me that Salah still has the appetite to continue competing at the top level of European football with Liverpool, so a departure is not certain at all. Crucial times ahead.”

The Athletic