Liverpool have had to say a lot of hard goodbyes this summer to players departing the club. The list is quite long, but the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Robert Firmino headline some emotional departures from Anfield. While some fringe players could still be sold, the bulk of the club’s work on outgoings seems to be done. There is one scenario, though, that has crept up again and has not gone away. Mo Salah is wanted by Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad, and they are reportedly reigniting their interest in the player.
Al-Ittihad makes new attempt to lure Liverpool’s Mo Salah to Saudi Arabia
David Ornstein of The Athletic is reporting that Saudi Pro League’s Al Ittihad is attempting once again to sign Mo Salah from Liverpool. The Reds hold their strong stance that the Egyptian winger is not for sale, and it is yet to be known what Salah’s feelings on the interest are. Should he make the switch to Saudi Arabia, Salah would undoubtedly become one of the highest-paid players in the league and, therefore, in the entire football world.
Fabrizio Romano follows up The Athletic’s report by saying that Al-Ittihad has doubled the salary they are offering to Mo Salah and is making a massive push to try and sign the player.
Mo Salah only signed an extension with Liverpool last summer and remains on the club’s books until 2025. It goes without saying that it would take an insane offer for Liverpool to even consider entertaining a bid from Al-Ittihad, but given the money splashed by PIF-backed clubs this window, nothing can be off the table. Jurgen Klopp would not be able to replace Mo Salah as the goal contributions he puts up cannot be found in another right-winger, at least one that is realistically available.