John Aldridge has tipped Liverpool to sell Mohamed Salah for a world-record £200m if Al-Ittihad return for the winger in January.
The Merseyside giants rejected a club-record bid worth £125m for Salah on deadline day from the Saudi Arabia side, and there’s a feeling that Liverpool will be met with another titanic offer in January.
As a result, many fans and pundits are hopeful that if Liverpool are to sell Salah, they can do so for a massive transfer fee, even one that could match Neymar’s 2017 move to PSG.
And Aldridge thinks Liverpool will drive a high price for Salah, even if a club like Al-Ittihad might not be sold on signing the 31-year-old for nearly £200m.
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Aldridge said: “If you can get around about £200m for him, that’s the logical way to go about it rather than let him go for nothing and get another season off Mo. That’s the business side of things at least.”
Liverpool have to accept £200m Salah offer in January
Parting with Salah will be a difficult experience for every Liverpool fan, yet if an offer of £200m is made, the Reds will have no choice but to accept the bid.
The Anfield side know that no player on earth will be good enough to replace Salah, yet £200m in the bank will go a long way in some sort of plan being made to succeed the winger.
Indeed, the odds on a world-record bid even being made remain low, yet there’s no denying that Liverpool will have to accept such an offer if one was to be made.