Liverpool Football Club has turned down a staggering £215 million bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad for star player Mohamed Salah. This rejection comes in the midst of persistent speculation regarding Salah’s future with the English Premier League champions.
A Saudi Arabian delegation has been actively pursuing Salah’s transfer to their club in London since last week, attempting to convince the Egyptian winger to make a move to the Gulf state. Despite their relentless efforts, Liverpool remains resolute in retaining Salah, emphasizing that he is not for sale.
The initial offer presented by Al Ittihad, valued at approximately £150 million, was swiftly dismissed by Liverpool, reiterating their stance that Salah is an integral part of their squad.
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, affirmed this sentiment after the team’s impressive 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, stating that Salah has given no indication of a desire to depart. Klopp asserted, “He’s our player, he wants to play here, and that’s it.”
However, Al Ittihad has not abandoned their pursuit of Salah. Recent reports from The Sun reveal that the Saudi club has submitted a new world-record bid amounting to £215 million. Alongside this extraordinary financial offer, Salah has been enticed with an enticing weekly wage of £2.45 million.
Furthermore, Al Ittihad has included additional incentives to lure Salah away from Merseyside, including a substantial ‘£55,000 win bonus.’ Salah would also receive a substantial portion of his shirt sales and be offered ‘ambassadorial roles for at least three major Saudi companies,’ which could amount to an additional £18 million.
Although Liverpool has turned down this remarkable offer, sources suggest that there may be a division within the Liverpool board regarding the ability to reject such a substantial bid. As the transfer saga unfolds, fans and pundits eagerly await further developments.