The future of Mohamed Salah’s tenure with Liverpool Football Club is shrouded in uncertainty as Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ittihad persists in their relentless pursuit of the Egyptian superstar. Al Ittihad’s latest move involves a jaw-dropping world-record bid of £215 million for the services of Salah.
Reports indicate that a Saudi Arabian delegation has been engaged in discussions in London since the previous week, where they have been endeavoring to sway Salah towards a move to the Gulf state. Despite the significant financial offer, Liverpool has remained steadfast in their refusal to part ways with their star winger, repeatedly declaring that Salah is not available for transfer.
Liverpool’s initial rejection followed an initial bid from Al Ittihad, valued at around £150 million. Manager Jurgen Klopp also voiced his confidence in retaining Salah during a post-match interview after Liverpool’s triumphant 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, asserting that Salah desires to continue representing the club.
However, Al Ittihad has escalated their efforts with their recent bid, which not only boasts a staggering £215 million transfer fee but also offers Salah an extraordinary weekly wage of £2.45 million. In addition to these financial incentives, Salah has been tempted with a ‘£55,000 win bonus’ and the prospect of profiting from his shirt sales, alongside the potential for ‘ambassadorial roles for at least three major Saudi companies’ that could net him an additional £18 million.
Although Liverpool has yet again turned down this formidable offer, sources suggest that the club’s board may not be in unanimous agreement regarding the decision. As negotiations and speculations persist, Salah’s future in English football remains a subject of intrigue and debate.