Ian Wright has slammed Al-Ittihad’s approach for Mohamed Salah, with the former Arsenal striker fuming with how late the Saudi Arabia side moved for the Liverpool winger.
With Al-Ittihad believed to be preparing a second bid for Salah, Liverpool find themselves in a difficult situation where they could be forced to reject a world-record offer due to the English market being shut.
There’s a growing expectation that Salah will one day move to Saudi Arabia, yet in the words of Wright, the way Al-Ittihad have gone about their interest in the winger has been poor this summer.
Wright said: “To come in for a player of that calibre, of that level, you’re not going to let him go at that stage of the window but it’s almost disrespectful to him.
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“If you’re going to do that, then do it in time because you’re trying to buy him. Now he’s just unsettled.”
Wright hits the nail on the head on Liverpool’s Salah situation
To say Al-Ittihad are playing Liverpool for fools would be an understatement, with the Saudi Arabia side making a mockery out of Salah’s importance to the Reds with their deadline day offer.
And Wright hits the nail on the head with his assessment of the entire situation, with Liverpool aware that selling Salah won’t be as easy as throwing as much as possible for the winger.
Indeed, Liverpool will let Salah go when they see fit and at the right time, and even with the amounts Al-Ittihad are fronting, the Reds know better than to sell the winger without a replacement lined up.