Egyptian international Mohamed Salah received intense interest from Saudi Arabia last summer. Liverpool remained adamant about any offer, and he remained at Anfield this season. Nevertheless, the Middle Eastern club is rumored to be preparing a huge offer this summer, with less than a year to go until June 2025.
With coach Jurgen Klopp also retiring at the end of the season, Egyptian King has also seen a sudden upsurge in reports concerning his departure. The possibility that the club may be inclined to sell the player for a huge transfer fee in order to build a new team under a new coach cannot be ruled out.
According to Teamtalk, Liverpool are interested in Barcelona forward Raphinha and Ansu Fati, who is on loan at Brighton from Barcelona, as a possible successor on the right wing.
The Brazilian winger, who also played for Leeds United, is athletic enough to work hard defensively as well as offensively, and can execute the high level of offensive and defensive switching required in modern soccer. His dribbling is world-class, and his left-footed shot from a cut-in is also outstanding.
At 27 years of age, he is still a mainstay of the Barcelona lineup, but he has made more appearances in the middle of the park than last season. Due to muscular troubles, he has often been rumored to be on his way out of Spain, despite the fact that he is under contract until June 2027.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old forward, who was even touted as Lionel Messi’s successor, has experienced a slow growth in recent years. He has joined Brighton on loan this season, but has yet to earn the full trust of manager Roberto de Zerbi, and has started most of his Premier League games as a midfielder.
It is unlikely that he will stay at Brighton, and he has two choices: return to Barcelona next season and try to become a regular, or find another club to play for again. However, he is not an absolute guarantee at the Spanish club.
It is unlikely that Liverpool will be interested in acquiring both players, as they have been a bit of a non-starter at the Camp Nou. As for Raphinha, he would require a large transfer fee, and Ansu Fati is not a right winger to begin with.
Furthermore, Liverpool is reportedly hoping to extend the Egyptian winger’s contract. Will there be any movement on the 31-year-old winger’s departure in this summer’s transfer market?