Egypt International Set For New Deal
Liverpool won’t listen to any offers for Mohamed Salah this summer. The Egypt international scored twice on Tuesday as the Reds registered a 5-2 victory over Roma in their Champions League semi-final. It brought his total for the season to 43 goals but his feats in front of goal have only heightened speculation about his future.
Salah moved from Roma last summer in a £37million transfer deal. He still has four years left on a £90,000-a-week contract but preliminary talks have already taken place over a new deal.
The Egypt international can expect to double his money to around £200,0000 a week when a new deal is finally agreed. Some outlets claim his valuation could be as high as £200million. But that’s immaterial.
Liverpool have a good relationship with Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas and that could be crucial in the long run. Real Madrid have been linked but with no buyout clause that makes a move for Salah far more difficult.
The plan now for Jurgen Klopp’s side is to build the team around Salah. The 25-year-old has split his season almost completely in two with 23 goals from the start of the season until the end of the year and 20 goals since 1 January.