Man United target's incredible reported price shows Liverpool just how valuable Mo Salah really is - RTK View

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Man United target's incredible reported price shows Liverpool just how valuable Mo Salah really is - RTK View

Ajax have set a remarkable price for Antony, according to reports. It’s one that reminds Liverpool of Mohamed Salah’s true value.

Liverpool won’t strike a bigger deal than Mohamed Salah’s news three-year contract this summer. That’s for sure.

The Egyptian was out of contract in 2023, putting his future with the club in serious doubt. Here was the Reds’ star player – someone who has helped lead one of their most successful spells – on the brink of leaving for free. It’s hard to look at that possibility without cringing.

But Liverpool found a contract that Salah liked. He’s now committed through 2025 and the Reds will enjoy the next few years with their elite winger in the squad. They’ve got his best years.

And it’s hard to say just how valuable that is. All that’s clear is that Liverpool would have had an incredibly difficult time trying to replace Salah, whether this summer or the next. Anyone who doubts that need only look at what Manchester United are trying to do.

Ajax set giant Antony price

United appear to want a right-winger of their own and have eyes on Antony at Ajax. That makes complete sense, of course, as Erik Ten Hag just left the Dutch giants to take over at Old Trafford.

UOL in Brazil have claimed that Liverpool wanted Antony. Fabrizio Romano then told Wett Freunde the same. But as we’ve previously written, United’s interest was always going to make that move a difficult one for the Reds. Unless Salah left, of course.

Antony is a far more valuable asset for United than Liverpool, after all. Salah will take his position on the right for the next three years, eliminating any desperate need for anyone else. All Jurgen Klopp really needs there is cover.

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United, on the other hand, want a new star and Ajax clearly recognise that. Goal now claims that they asking for £68m in order to sell Antony – and that shows just how valuable Salah is.

Because that’s apparently the going rate for a winger right now. Antony is still just potential, really, with little experience outside of the Eredivisie. He’s not a Player of the Year winner or a Golden Boot winner but rather someone who could be one day.

If Liverpool had tried to sign Antony to replace Salah, then, they’d have had to pay £68m to sign someone not as good. £68m to get a player who might be on the Egyptian’s level one day. That certainly puts into perspective what the Reds’ new contract is truly worth.

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