Liverpool’s superstar, Mohamed Salah, has put his Egypt national squad duties on hold as he contemplates a staggering £200 million transfer to Saudi Arabia, as reported by UK media outlets.
Reports suggest that Liverpool is on the verge of receiving a £200 million offer for their talisman, with a Saudi Arabian delegation allegedly arriving in the UK to make a final push to secure the forward’s move to Al-Ittihad.
An initial offer of £150 million, including £100 million upfront, was rejected before the close of the European transfer window. Nevertheless, the Saudi Pro League remains determined in their pursuit of the African football poster boy.
Salah has not provided any concrete indication of his departure, with teammates suggesting that he has expressed his commitment to staying. However, the substantial sum could be tempting for Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s owners, though they might opt to consider his departure next summer.
Jurgen Klopp, Salah’s manager at Anfield, expressed his unwavering confidence in Salah’s future, stating, “I’ve never had doubts about his commitment to this club, and I don’t have any now. Believe me, you can’t imagine how much speculation the world generates, and how calmly we deal with it. He’s our player, he wants to play here, and that’s that.”
Despite Klopp’s assertion, Salah reportedly remains uncertain about his future and has received permission from the Egyptian FA to stay in England for anticipated transfer discussions with Al-Ittihad.
With the Saudi Pro League transfer window closing on Thursday, Salah has been allowed to skip the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia before rejoining the squad for a friendly against Tunisia on September 12.