The agent of Mohamed Salah has insisted that he hasn’t spoken about a move to Saudi Arabia with the Liverpool forward.
Salah has been rumoured to be a big target of the Saudi clubs as they continue to hoover up talent from Europe. But with the Egyptian committed to Liverpool for now, there’s said to be an acceptance that a transfer could only happen next summer.
With that in mind, some claims circulated today that Salah himself is ‘100% open’ to leaving Liverpool for Saudi Arabia next year. However, taking to Twitter this afternoon, Mo’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa was quick to discredit the rumours.
“Neither Mohamed nor I discussed this with anyone,” wrote the agent.
Last year, Abbas was the source of plenty of ire for Liverpool fans as they waited for their hero to sign a new contract. But with Salah now committed to the Reds, he’s a useful ally in hunting down nonsense.
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On the face of things, it’s entirely plausible that Salah is weighing up an exit from Liverpool next year. As one of the best players on the planet, he’ll be extremely disappointed to be playing Europa League football next season.
Throughout his time at Anfield the Egyptian King has become used to challenging for the game’s biggest honours.
Liverpool may well do that again next season. But with the squad very much in transition right now, it’s possible that they fall short of those high standards again.
If they do, then why wouldn’t Salah think about leaving? By that point he’ll be 32 and with just a year left on his deal on Merseyside.
Should he ever have had designs on leaving the club he’s spent the last six years at, you’d imagine that would be the time to do it.
If, as hoped, Liverpool get back on top, then there’d be no real reason to leave. Keep up his scoring for another season and you’d imagine the Reds might even be open to extending his contract on similar terms.
Until Mo does put pen to paper on any extension though, these rumours will keep swirling. He would quite obviously be a jewel in the Saudi crown and Liverpool are probably bracing themselves for a big approach next year. For the time being though, he’s ours.