Al-Ittihad have reportedly made an opening offer to sign Mohamed Salah, with the Liverpool star a top target for Saudi Arabia.
According to Al-Riyadiah, the Saudi Arabian giants have tabled a €60m (£50m) transfer offer to Liverpool for the 31-year-old, with Salah himself subject to a two-year contract offer worth a ridiculous €180m (£155m).
Al-Ittihad have already done business with Liverpool this summer after the sale of Fabinho to the Saudi side for a reported £40m, and Salah could now be next to make the move to the Middle East.
The Egyptian international is one of the most famous athletes in the Arab world and a player who could boost the Saudi Pro League’s reputation by the same orders of magnitude than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lauded by Gary Neville as a ‘world-class’ player, Salah is without question a superstar in football and a name who will bring eyeballs to Saudi Arabia if the winger does join Al-Ittihad.
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However, given how good Salah still is and how important the winger is to Liverpool, the Reds will be crazy to sell the forward to Al-Ittihad, even if an offer of £50m is now on the table.
Salah joining Al-Ittihad would be bonkers this summer
Salah was easily Liverpool’s best forward last season and a reason the Reds didn’t finish as low in the Premier League standings as they could have done, and the winger moving to Al-Itithad this summer would be crazy.
The attacker committed his future to Liverpool only last year with a new contract with the Reds, and whilst £50m for a 31-year-old is extremely tempting, Salah’s value to Jurgen Klopp’s squad is worth more than that.
Indeed, Salah could one day head to Saudi Arabia, but this summer would be way too early for the winger to quit Europe when he is still at his career peak.