Although the summer transfer window of this season’s English Premier League is done and dusted, Liverpool transfer news remain a huge talking point this week as transfer windows for other leagues in the world such as the Saudi Pro League one is still ongoing, and the defending Saudi League champions Al-Ittihad are ready to close their summer businesses with a bomb, that is, penning a deal with Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah with an insane amount of money of £215 million. If this latest rumour in the Liverpool transfer news does realise, the deal will be the most expensive incoming transfer of the oil-rich Saudi Pro League.
Will Salah Leave the Reds in the Latest Liverpool Transfer News?
With the influence of five-time Ballon d’Or winner and football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo, the Saudi Pro League has become a famous spot for footballers to continue their professional career at, with the latest big-name additions this summer being former Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema, ex-Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, Senegal national team striker Sadio Mané, etc. CR7 also famously said that the Saudi League is better than Lionel Messi’s Major League Soccer and is progressing well to take over other European football leagues in terms of popularity and status in the near and far future.
What is more interesting is that Liverpool already have many outgoing transfers to the Saudi region during the last summer transfer window, with notable names namely club legend Steven Gerrard (Manager), ex-captain Jordan Henderson, striker Roberto Firmino and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho arriving at Al-Ettifaq, Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad respectively, not to mention Salah’s former strike partner at Liverpool Mané is also in Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr side after the Senegalese left German Bundesliga 1 side Bayern Munich due to broken relationships with the club.
Hence, for the latest Liverpool transfer news revolving one of the best strikers to ever play for the 19-time English league champions, the question now would be whether the Reds and Mohamed Salah are tempted by the luxurious transfer fee and salary Al-Ittihad can put forth for. Besides, on top of an enormous raise in wages, would the 31-year-old Egyptian winger be willing to forgo a chance that would reunite him with his ex-club mates in the Saudi Pro League?
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Salah’s Liverpool Statistics Thus Far
Mohamed Salah returned to the Premier League from Italian Serie A’s AS Roma back in the 2017/2018 Season and immediately provided an impact to the Liverpool side. In his 309 appearances in all competitions, Salah contributed 188 goals and 81 assists for Jürgen Klopp’s Reds, helping the club to capture the long awaited Premier League title, UEFA Champions League trophy as well as other domestic and European crowns. His partnership with attackers such as Firmino and Mané, who are both in the Saudi Pro League right now, is also known to be one of the deadliest attacking trios in the history of the Premier League.
What Are the Reds’ and Salah’s Stance in This Liverpool Transfer News?
Amidst this Liverpool transfer news on Salah’s future, his current market value is priced at £75 million, and the Reds have already rejected a bid twice of the player’s value earlier this season, citing that Salah remains an important figure to the club and they have no intention of selling him whatsoever this summer. Nevertheless, Al-Ittihad’s following bid is worth £65 million more than their initial offer, which is almost an irresistible figure for most football clubs in the world.
As for the case of Salah’s Liverpool transfer news, his agent Ramy Abbas made it clear that his client does not have the interest of leaving, or else the camp would not have agreed to renew the player’s contract last summer. In an official reply by Salah’s agent Abbas, his words simply went “If we considered leaving this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract at Liverpool last summer. Mohamed remains committed to Liverpool”.
BREAKING: Liverpool have rejected a £150m bid from Al-Ittihad for Mohamed Salah 💰pic.twitter.com/d3ywQSnKDO
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 1, 2023
The transfer window of the Saudi Pro League is set to close on 7th September 2023, meaning if any huge deals are to happen, they will take place in the upcoming few days. Therefore, make sure to stay tuned to OtherLeague.com for this Liverpool transfer news concerning Mohamed Salah and Al-Ittihad as we provide you the latest update and conclusion of the potential blockbuster deal.