Al-Ittihad are apparently planning to ‘go all out’ in their pursuit of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, with the Egyptian being offered the opportunity to become Saudi Arabia’s highest-paid player.
Salah, 31, joined Liverpool from Roma in July 2017 and has had a fantastic time with the Reds, scoring 187 goals and registering 80 assists in 307 games.
The forward is already off to a good start in the new season, scoring in his side’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, and assisting Luis Diaz in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on the opening weekend.
Salah signed a new contract with Liverpool in July of last year, and his representative Ramy Abbas Issa recently refuted that the striker will be moving this summer.
“If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC,”
the representative posted on Twitter.
According to Sky Sports News, Al-Ittihad are unwilling to give up on a deal and are planning to ramp up their interest in the Egypt international.
Salah to Al-Ittihad – A Possibility?
According to the source, Liverpool are adamantly opposed to a transfer, but Salah would be interested in hearing what would be on offer if he headed to Saudi Arabia.
According to the Daily Mail, Al-Ittihad is willing to pay Salah more than any other player in the Saudi Pro League, including potential new colleague Karim Benzema and Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, Relevo in Spain claims that Saudi officials have already visited with Salah’s entourage to explore a move before the transfer window closes.
Al-Ittihad are the reigning Saudi Pro League winners, having finished the season five points ahead of second-placed Al-Nassr.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s team has also started the season well, topping the table after winning their first two league games against Al Raed and Al Tai.
In addition to Jota, Fabinho, N’Golo Kante, and Benzema have all joined the club this summer, prompting doubts over his future.
The transfer window in the Premier League closes on September 1, however the deadline for new signings in the Saudi Pro League is not until September 7.
During his tenure at Liverpool, Salah has won the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Community Shield, but Jurgen Klopp’s team will not compete in the Champions League this season after finishing fifth in the 2022-23 Premier League.
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