Mercato: after Sadio Mané, Saudi Arabia in the footsteps of Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah in Saudi Arabia? Liverpool have decided

Faced with persistent rumors around the possible transfer of Mohamed Salah to Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia this summer, Liverpool came out of silence. And the Reds have hammered home that the Egyptian winger is not for sale.

Rumors have reached a crescendo in recent days indicating that Saudi Arabia is determined to make Salah one of the highest paid athletes on the planet. However, within the Mersey club, the leaders wanted to make things clear. After seeing the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino join the Saudi Premier League, Liverpool are unwilling to suffer another major defection, especially as the transfer market closes in the near future.

With a week to go before the summer transfer window closes, Salah’s sudden withdrawal would be a blow to Jürgen Klopp and his management team. According to the renowned Fabrizio Romano, the doors of Liverpool are closed for the Pharaoh, whose contract runs until June 2025.

The last word goes to Salah

Although Liverpool remain resolutely inflexible and refuse any negotiation with the Saudis, the latter do not seem ready to give up easily. They are ready to wait until the last hours of the summer transfer window in the hope of seducing the Egyptian. However, the key to the ex-Chelsea striker’s departure may lie in the hands of the player himself. While Al Ittihad’s dizzying offer is undeniable, it will be up to Salah to weigh his options and decide whether he wants to force his departure.

Insistent rumors claim that the Saudis have already started talks with the player’s entourage, offering a salary that would surpass even Ronaldo’s. Such an offer would make Salah the highest paid footballer in the world.

The crucial question remains whether the Reds striker will be ready to refuse this tempting offer and continue his adventure with Liverpool, who will not participate in the next edition of the Champions League. In this period of summer transfer window, uncertainty still hovers, and it seems that the soap opera Salah is far from coming to an end.