The transfer fiasco revolving around Mohamed Salah has had its own twists and turns as the Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad is doing everything in its power to lure Salah to the Middle East.
However, as things stand Liverpool has reportedly rejected a mega bid for Salah which again reiterates their position on this Transfer saga.
After losing several players in this transfer window which includes Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and James Milner. Liverpool is crystal clear that they will not allow Mohamed Salah to leave as they see the Egyptian star playing an integral role for the club this season.
The Middle East clubs are looking to continue their summer raids to grow the league. Al Ittihad signing Salah would see another turning point in the league’s ascent however to complete this transfer they find themselves in the middle of a huge challenge which is Liverpool.
During a press conference, Jurgen Klopp shared his thoughts on the matter. He added, “The position remains the same,”. “Absolutely no doubt about that. That’s how it is. Nothing else to say.” His statement reflects Liverpool’s clear stance on the transfer.
The Saudi club tabled an initial bid of 100 million pounds ($126m) and 50 million pounds ($63m) in add-ons, bringing the total bid to 150 million pounds ($189m) via Al Jazeera.
Liverpool quickly turned down the lucrative proposal however the English club is aware that they will launch an improved second bid.
Mohamed Salah who has been at the forefront of Liverpool’s attacking group has reportedly already agreed terms with the Saudi Club.
The offer from Al Ittihad, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading clubs and a beneficiary of a takeover from the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) earlier this summer, came in a phone call on Thursday night to the president of the Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s owners.
Will Al Ittihad complete this transfer?
The English transfer window is set to close at 22:00 GMT on Friday, meaning that Liverpool will not be able to register any new incoming transfers from other clubs. The Saudi Arabian transfer window will remain open until September 7, which gives Al Ittihad the time to table another offer.
It will be interesting to see how this situation pans out as Mohamed Salah could make a last-minute move provided that Liverpool gives the green signal or Al Ittihad could pull out of this transfer.