Liverpool have been offered an ‘unbelievable’ amount of money in order to sell Mohamed Salah.
The Reds have so far been standing firm in the wake of massive interest in Salah from Saudi side Al Ittihad. With the pressure ramping up though, journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed this morning that the Egyptian is ‘likely’ to leave Liverpool.
Although it remains to be seen whether that’s the case, the journalist has taken to Twitter to back up this controversial claim.
“The money offered to player AND club is just unbelievable,” Fjortoft reports in relation to his earlier post.
“The fact that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia closes 7th of September (as stated at Saudi – FA site – other places says even 20th) makes this also more complicated.”
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Unless Al Ittihad have come up with a secret offer we don’t know about, we’ll treat this with some sceptisim.
Latest reports have claimed that the Saudi Pro League side are actually ready to put down around £129m to snatch up Salah.
Now, we know how silly this sounds, and of course it’s all relative. But in this market, for a player that good, with so little time in the window, that isn’t nearly enough.
If that is the ‘unbelievable’ offer Fjortoft is referring to, then really, come on. Moises Caicedo just went for not far off that.
In any case, Liverpool standing firm on Salah isn’t a case of money at all. Whatever they’d sell him for, it’d be a huge return on the £34m they paid in 2017. At this time of the summer though, they simply can’t replace the 31-year-old. To all intents and purposes, Mo is priceless right now.
Having said that, every player does have his price. But you get the feeling Liverpool would only accept a huge, huge offer and with a great deal of reluctance.
So, unless we’re talking about £200m+, Al Ittiahd – and Fjortoft – can forget it.