Liverpool’s Transfer Tidbits: Salah, Gomez and More
Joe Gomez in the Spotlight
With the European transfer window reaching its climax on Friday, the football world is abuzz with rumours and innuendo. Al Ittihad, a club previously associated with a keen interest in Liverpool’s star player Mohamed Salah, according to Fabrizio Romano; now have their eyes set on another Anfield gem: Joe Gomez.
Gomez, known for his adaptability on the field, is a player who can seamlessly fit into any position across the defence. This versatility has caught the attention of Al Ittihad, placing him high on their list of desired defenders.
However, Liverpool remain steadfast with their stance. The club has expressed a clear intention to retain their key players, especially during these crucial final days of the transfer window.
Al Ittihad have a shortlist of defenders — Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is very high on that list 🚨🔴🇸🇦 #LFC
Al Ittihad like Gomez as versatile player who can play anywhere across the back line.
Liverpool insist they’ve no intention to sell important players in the final days. pic.twitter.com/RdyQQjRj7D
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2023
Neil Jones Weighs In
In a recent Liverpool transfer roundup on his Substack, Neil Jones shed light on the ongoing saga between Saudi Arabia and Liverpool. Following the buzz around Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Luis Díaz, Alisson Becker, and notably, Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez have now joined the ranks of Liverpool players garnering attention from the Middle East.
While Al Ittihad’s interest in Gomez is evident, there are also whispers about West Ham United showing a keen interest in the defender.
Gomez’s aspirations are clear. He yearns for more time on the pitch, especially after his recent challenges in securing a regular spot at Anfield. Despite these challenges, Liverpool is expected to hold onto Gomez, valuing his ability to provide essential cover in various defensive roles.
Salah’s Future: A Continuing Saga
Mohamed Salah’s future at Liverpool remains a hot topic. Despite the club’s firm stance of ‘Not for Sale’, speculations continue to swirl. Recent reports suggest an imminent offer from Al Ittihad, a staggering $162 million (£129 million) deal. This proposed deal would guarantee Liverpool $108 million (£86 million), with an additional $54 million (£43 million) in bonuses. Furthermore, Salah’s new contract could potentially rival those of football legends Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Liverpool remain steadfast. The club’s sources have emphasised that there are no ongoing discussions regarding their star player’s future. Salah’s recent performance at St James’ Park and his two-year contract further solidify his position at Liverpool.
Potential New Faces at Anfield
As the transfer deadline looms, Liverpool is actively exploring potential signings. Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich is a name that’s been making rounds. If a deal materialises, Liverpool could be his next destination.
Other players linked with Liverpool include Cheick Doucouré of Crystal Palace, Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa, Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina, and Mats Wieffer of Feyenoord. However, any potential deals will hinge on the right price and availability.
Young Talents on the Move?
Liverpool’s younger talents are also in the spotlight, with potential loan moves on the horizon. Players like Bobby Clark and Luke Chambers, who have been close to the first-team squad, are garnering interest. Clark is reportedly on the radar of several Championship clubs, while Swansea City has shown interest in Chambers.
Tyler Morton, Jarell Quansah, Billy Koumetio, and Mateusz Musialowski are other young talents who might see moves, either within the UK or overseas.
In the ever-evolving world of football transfers, Liverpool remains at the epicentre of many discussions. With the transfer deadline approaching, fans eagerly await the club’s next moves.