Given that Mohamed Salah is perhaps the biggest footballing name ever in the Arab world, it perhaps should come as no surprise that he is in high demand in the Saudi Professional League.
The player’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, has spoken several times about the rumours, and on August 7 he wrote:
If we were thinking of leaving Liverpool this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to Liverpool.”
With one week left in the European transfer window, it would be reassuring for Reds supporters if there was another such message, because the Saudi Professional League transfer window is open until September 20.
Rumors of an offer of 100 million euros
sports.coma site we don’t know well, reported on Wednesday night that Al-Ittihad were now closer to being able to complete the Salah deal in this window.
They also wrote that Salah wanted to finish the season at Liverpool, and that the club closed the door, but there are now new negotiations after a huge offer has arrived. Egyptian journalist Ismail Mahmoud writes Which is something Salah thinks about.
Al-Ittihad is the club coached by Nuno Espritio Santo, and they bought Fabinho, N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema and Jota Felipe this summer. And the latter should already be on his way out, two months after arriving from Celtic for £25m.
Others have reported an offer of €100m (£85m) for the 31-year-old, with the Saudi Arabian state Pension Fund (PIF) set to pay the fee directly, rather than it coming from the club. A three-year contract worth 200 million euros will also be offered.
So far, none of the journalists who follow Liverpool or the most credible journalists who follow the transfer market have written about any new negotiations. It comes from Saudi Arabia.
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