Fabrizio Romano has issued a triple contractual update at Liverpool. The club are working hard to extend the futures of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah.
This comes from Romano, as per GiveMeSport. Liverpool, it would seem, are intent, on pushing new deals for Van Dijk and Fabinho, in particular. Salah, on the other hand, remains a more complicated case.
The Egyptian forward’s agent is reportedly negotiating with the club to get a broader understanding of Salah’s new deal, which will go into more depth next season.
Salah, 28, has a contract with the Reds which isn’t due to expire until 2023.
“His (Salah’s) agent is negotiating with the club to understand what’s going on for the (new) contract. They are not negotiating right now but, for sure, the concept of Salah will be something they talk about, like in the next year,” Romano said.
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The Italian journalist also commented on Liverpool’s efforts to prolong the futures of Van Dijk and Fabinho, who are in the club’s more immediate interests.
“So we will see, but, for sure, at the moment, Liverpool are really calm about the situation of Salah, they are happy with him and they are concentrating more on other players like Fabinho, Van Dijk, extending their contracts and then we will see what’s going on with Salah.”
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Romano’s report makes a lot of sense. Van Dijk and Fabinho are contracted to the club until 2023, after all.
Both players are considered indispensable to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool set-up, too. As a result, securing the peak years of both player’s respective careers will go a long way in keeping the Reds at the top.
Salah, in comparison, remains a more elusive case. It seems Liverpool are preparing to see how this summer transpires before making a decision on the player’s long term future.
Indeed, Real Madrid remain intent on signing Salah this summer, according to reports. This comes from Spanish publication AS. As such, it will be interesting to see if the forward’s resolve is tested in the coming months.
Salah, then, arguably remains Liverpool’s most valuable player. With that said, time is running out for the Reds to secure maximum value. He will be 29 come to the end of the season, after all.
Thus, if Liverpool are to cash-in on Salah, there is a limited window of opportunity to do so. Of course, we’d prefer if Salah wasn’t sold altogether. However, as we all know too well in football, every club has its price.