Long-term successor to Mohamed Salah…Liverpool interested in Barcelona’s 16-year-old Lamine Yamal

Long-term successor to Mohamed Salah...Liverpool interested in Barcelona's 16-year-old Lamine Yamal Transfers

Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian international, was the subject of daily reports of interest from Saudi Arabia during the transfer market last summer.

Despite the huge offer, Liverpool’s intentions remained firm, and he remained at Anfield, where he has been outstanding this season, scoring goals and assisting in both areas.

He will turn 32 this June, and the search for a successor to the Egyptian King is accelerating. While names such as Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Ollese and PSV Eindhoven winger Johan Bakayoko have been mentioned, surprising news has arrived from the Spanish side.

According to El Nacional, Liverpool are interested in 16-year-old Lamine Yamal, a 16-year-old winger from Barcelona, as a long-term successor to Salah.The report also claims that Manchester City and Chelsea, also in the Premier League, are also following the move.

The supernova, who made his debut for the Spanish national team in September 2023, has scored three goals and provided five assists in 29 games so far this season. He has also started three times in the Champions League and continues to create attacking opportunities from the right wing with his skillful ball control.

The right winger has emerged like a comet and is expected to be the legitimate successor to Lionel Messi at Barcelona, and the player has no intention of leaving the club.If the Premier League clubs were to try to acquire him, they would have to pay an exorbitant fee.

In addition, Messi II has come and gone many times in the past, and there is no guarantee that he will be as successful next season and beyond, as he will be in his late teens, a period of rapid physical change. Still, his extraordinary potential could be a plus for any club.

The only possibility is if Barcelona is unable to improve financially and has to release its main squad. Nevertheless, the sale of a gem of a player who might be able to play at the top level for the next decade or more would be the last thing that would happen.

Not realistic, but should be taken as an interesting read.