According to Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool are close to agreeing a €40 million fee with Roma for the transfer of Mohamed Salah.
For the last week, it has appeared as if a move for Mohamed Salah would be unlikely with Liverpool refusing to pay over the odds for the Roma forward. The Italian club have already rejected a £28 million bid from Liverpool, demanding as much as £35 million.
Corriere dello Sport have today reported that Liverpool are willing to meet the €40 million plus a further €5 million in add-ons that Roma have demanded from the Merseyside club. That would equate to £35.4m and 4.4 in add-ons and would technically make Salah the most expensive player in Liverpool’s history.
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Salah will return to the Premier League to join Liverpool after an unsuccessful spell with Chelsea under Jose Mourinho. Ironically, the Reds were pipped to Salah’s signature back then by the London club and now, three years later, it will cost Liverpool three times as much to sign him.
Liverpool have been looking to add a new winger to the side since January with Sadio Mané’s absence from the side often causing Klopp serious headaches.
Although Liverpool didn’t sign a winger in the winter transfer window for whatever reason, adding Salah to his side will give Klopp an extra dynamic in a team which relies solely on Mané for pace.
Getting this deal over the line will not only appease a fanbase which was embarrassed by the fiasco that was Liverpool’s negotiating with Virgil van Dijk but it also will signal the club’s ambition ahead of a season back in the Champions League.