According to James Pearce, Mohamed Salah has not yet arrived in Liverpool and his medical is likely to take place on Thursday as the details of the transfer are “ironed out.”
Liverpool are on the verge of breaking their transfer record by signing Mohamed Salah from AS Roma for £39 million on a five-year contract worth £90,000 per week.
According to The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce, the Egyptian winger has not yet arrived on Merseyside and his medical will likely take place on Thursday with an announcement expected before the end of the week.
Salah flew into England on Tuesday, landing in London after returning from a holiday in Egypt. All that remains for a deal to be completed is a medical to take place as “the final details of the transfer are ironed out” with Roma.
Salah will be the club’s second signing of the summer after Liverpool secured a deal for Dominic Solanke who will be out of contract with Chelsea on July 1st.
Breaking the club’s transfer record and signing a top-class player from a top European side without having confirmed their status in the Champions League is a statement of intent from Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
As The Mirror’s Dave Maddock reports, Liverpool aren’t pausing to reflect on their work well done as they look to secure two more big signings which, according to the journalist, will break Salah’s club record fee before the end of June.
While it might be premature to say Salah’s club record transfer fee will be broken within a week of him signing given that he hasn’t even signed yet, I do think Klopp has big things planned.
With centre back and left back still problematic and a new midfielder in need, to say big arrivals could still come before pre-season starts is hardly a stretch of the imagination by any means.