The £200m Question: Will Salah Make the Move to Al-Ittihad?
The Final Push: Saudi Delegation in London
A delegation from Saudi Arabia touched down in London this past Saturday, signalling their final attempt to woo Liverpool into parting ways with their star player, Mohamed Salah. Despite a resounding message from Anfield and Jurgen Klopp that Salah is off the market, the Saudi representatives remain undeterred.
Klopp’s Stance: Salah is a Liverpool Man
Jurgen Klopp has been unequivocal in his stance, asserting that Salah is content at Liverpool. This sentiment was further solidified when a £150 million offer was flatly rejected last week. Salah’s stellar performance against Aston Villa on Sunday only served to underscore his dedication to the Liverpool cause. Klopp was clear, stating, “I never had any doubt about his commitment. He is our player and wants to play here.”
The £200m Gamble: Al-Ittihad’s Next Move
Despite the firm stance from Liverpool, the Saudi delegation is prepared to up the ante. Sources suggest that they are willing to elevate their offer to a staggering £200 million within the next 48 hours. The belief within the Saudi camp is that Salah might be amenable to a move to Al-Ittihad.
Clock Ticking: Decision Time Approaches
The Saudi deadline is set for Thursday. While some insiders suggest that they may shift focus if they don’t see positive signs by Tuesday, others are adamant that they will go the distance in their pursuit. The next few days are crucial, and the football world watches with bated breath.