Jamie Carragher has his own thoughts on the future of Mohamed Salah. There has been some talk around the Egyptian potentially leaving Liverpool.
Jamie Carragher isn’t worried about Mohamed Salah potentially having a future away from Liverpool. Things just don’t add up in his mind.
“I think the situation now – financially and his age – means clubs don’t have that kind of money for him,” he said, per the Mirror.
“You are talking in excess of £100million and I think Real Madrid and Barcelona would be looking at [Kylian] Mbappe or [Erling] Haaland or even [Sadio] Mane ahead of Salah now because of his age.
“Those two clubs are not flush with money and his contract still has some time to run at Liverpool.
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“So I’m not fearful as a Liverpool fan that he is going to leave any time soon.”
What RTK has to say
Well, Mane is the same age as Salah but we see Carragher’s point here. Salah just isn’t the same kind of investment as he was a few years ago.
Anyone signing him now will only get a couple of years with his best, especially as Salah is a player who relies on his pace. That pace could begin to fade soon and suddenly, he’s not quite as good.
Not that Salah would be a terrible player just because he’s a bit slower. But a £100m one? We’re not sure about that.
In fact, Liverpool themselves will likely think about replacing him themselves over the next few years. Potentially with the players Carragher mentioned.
But the overall point here is that Liverpool hold all the cards. If they want to sell Salah, they likely can. But his long-term contract, combined with his age, means no one is forcing a transfer that Liverpool don’t want.