The Saudi Professional League, which became the center of the transfer market last summer with a series of major reinforcements, surprised everyone by signing not only veteran players who were around 30 years old and beginning to show signs of fading in European soccer, but also players in their mid-20s who were still in their prime.
The last big name that Al-Ittehad pursued was Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who made a verbal offer for a reported 170 million euros, but his club firmly refused to release him as the transfer deadline approached and they were unable to secure a replacement.
Based on his performance this season, it is believed that the club is even looking to extend his contract.
The Saudis, however, have not given up on their bid for Egyptian King. Al Hilal is reportedly preparing a similarly huge offer, while Al-Ittihad has prepared 120 million euros to try to sign the player once again, according to ESPN.
The Egyptian winger, who is under contract until June 2025, will have one year remaining on his contract this summer. This is Liverpool’s last chance to sell the soon-to-be 32-year-old for a large sum of money, and there is no chance that they will make a major decision at a time when they are entering a new era from coach Jurgen Klopp.
In addition, there is plenty of time left to secure a successor, which was one of the issues last summer, and if he is on the verge, he may seriously consider a sale.
However, the Anfield presence is not inferior, and we have not found an attacker who can replace him with an ace-class performance capable of scoring the final goal in an important game. Even if he cannot renew his contract, there is no denying that he could be persuaded to spend his last season with Liverpool.
Where does the future lie for the goal-scoring Egyptian winger?