Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah is all set to become Liverpool Football Club’s new record signing this summer… or is he?
It’s been reported by a wide range of sources that the Mohamed Salah deal – due to be finalised any day now – will see the Reds break their transfer record for the first time this summer.
It’s been theorised that the initial fee was going to be around the £35m mark with potential add-ons pushing it closer to the £40m mark when they kick in.
However, new information has seemingly come to light via Carl Markham of Press Association Sport, who claims that whether Salah actually becomes a club record signing or not will depend entirely on the exchange rate on the day it is finalised.
Markham believes the deal will be in the range of €39m by the time the add-ons are all included which would put the fee at roughly £34.3m with today’s exchange rates, below what the Reds paid Newcastle United for Andy Carroll back in 2011.
Of course, this could all be conjecture for now and we will know in due course what the fee equates to once the player has had his medical today (Thursday).
In any case, do not despair fellow Reds. If like me, you were desperately hoping to rid Andy Carroll of the Liverpool Football Club record signing tag this summer, there’s still a chance the £35m fee paid for his services six years ago will be smashed out the park – twice – if Klopp gets his way.
The German is said to be preparing big bids to secure his preferred targets in other areas once Salah is confirmed and with Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk still at the top of his list, I’m personally very excited.
Let us know down below whether you’ll be getting Mohamed Salah on the back of one of your Liverpool kits this season!