Al Ittihad Revive Interest in Liverpool’s Star
Liverpool’s wind of change may be blowing in the direction of the Saudi Pro League once more. Al Ittihad, a prominent side in the league, are once again casting admiring glances towards Liverpool’s prized asset, Mohamed Salah. The question on everyone’s lips is: will Liverpool consider selling their Egyptian dynamo?
🚨 Al-Ittihad have a concrete interest in signing Mohamed Salah from Liverpool. Saudi Pro League club making a renewed attempt to recruit 31yo Egypt international forward. Unclear at this stage if a move will materialise @TheAthleticFC #LFC #AlIttihad #SPL https://t.co/1SVO8kgxo1
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 24, 2023
Salah to Al Ittihad: What’s The Score?
While the future remains uncertain, Ramy Abbas, Salah’s agent, was quick to quash rumours just earlier this month. Responding to the whispers, he remarked on August 7:”
“If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC.”
Salah’s commitment to Liverpool was further solidified last summer when he put pen to paper on a new three-year deal. This lucrative agreement crowned him as the highest-paid player in Liverpool’s illustrious history, raking in an impressive £350,000 per week.
What would it take you to allow Mo to leave this Summer?
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) August 24, 2023
Liverpool’s Saudi Exodus
Interestingly, Liverpool have already bid farewell to two of their seasoned players who set sail for Saudi shores. Notably, Jordan Henderson, their former stalwart captain, made a £12million move to Al Ettifaq. Following in his footsteps, Fabinho then sealed a £40m move, joining the very club showing interest in Salah, Al Ittihad.
Al Ittihad aren’t only keeping their eyes on the Premier League, having secured signatures from the likes of Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante in recent weeks.
David Ornstein of The Athletic has reported these developments, keeping the footballing world eagerly waiting to see the next moves on this grand chessboard.