Mohamed Salah’s contract is the key to Liverpool signing Bukayo Saka. The Reds reportedly like the Arsenal star.
The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool want Bukayo Saka. The Arsenal player is out of contract in 2024 and while there’s been talk of a new deal, nothing has come to pass.
That could force a sale, of course, while Saka’s price is still high. He’s a player some believe is Arsenal’s best, after all, and there’s little doubt that his potential is massive. All it takes is right club to make something happen.
The Mail also mentions Manchester City as a potential suitor but that might not actually be the case. The Manchester Evening News reports that City aren’t getting involved here – Liverpool can lead the chase.
But that doesn’t make things straightforward.
Liverpool might be signing Bukayo Saka
As we say, Saka would be brilliant for Liverpool. He’s versatile enough to play a variety of positions for the club and that alone makes him incredibly valuable.
But if you’re signing Saka, you’re primarily wanting him to play on the right wing. That’s his best position and the one where he delivers to the highest level. Which is a slight problem for Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah is the star right-winger at Anfield, of course, and no new signing is getting ahead of him. It’s difficult to see why Saka would make the jump while the Egyptian is at the club.
But how long will Salah actually stick around? We know he’ll be here next season but beyond that? It’s completely up in the air. That keeps the Saka interest alive.
The England man could well jump ship if he gets that position as Salah’s successor and as long as the contract situation is at a standstill – on both ends – Liverpool can make a play for Arsenal’s star.
We’d rather Salah committed for the next few years, of course. But as a consolation, signing Saka isn’t exactly a bad one.