Al-Ittihad is planning to increase its offer in an attempt to persuade Liverpool to release the player Mohamed Salah. According to reports, the Middle Eastern team is considering offering €150 million for the talented Egyptian player.
Initially, the proposal was €100 million, but Liverpool declined. Should an agreement be reached between the parties, the transfer would result in Salah becoming the highest-paid player in the world, with an annual income of €240 million. This would surpass the €200 million received by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The surprising proposal from the Saudi club to acquire Salah caught everyone off guard. The player has given his approval for the involved clubs to initiate negotiations. Rumours suggest that the transfer might indeed come to fruition.
Salah’s Desire to Play in Saudi Arabia
Salah has already expressed his desire to move to Al-Ittihad, and there are two arguments that might motivate him to seek an exit. The Saudi club sees participation in the 2023 Club World Cup as a unique opportunity, not just an ordinary tournament, and is determined to win the title.
Furthermore, the possibility of playing in a Muslim-majority country, aligning with his religion, has also caught his attention. This religious aspect has even convinced his potential future teammate, Karim Benzema, to accept the offer from the current national champions.
Salah is one of Liverpool’s most notable idols, having joined the club in 2017. In just over six years, he has amassed 307 appearances, 187 goals, and 80 assists, along with memorable achievements such as the 2018-19 Champions League, the 2019 Club World Cup, and the 2019-20 Premier League title.
Faced with the possibility of Mohamed Salah’s departure for Al-Ittihad, Liverpool is already starting to move to find possible replacements. The 31-year-old forward may be leaving the club for Al-Ittihad. Among the names being considered by the English club’s management is João Félix, a former Chelsea player who is departing from Atlético de Madrid.