Liverpool’s star player, Mohamed Salah, found himself in the middle of a colossal bidding war. Al Ittihad, the Saudi Pro League giants, kicked things off with a jaw-dropping £150 million offer, only to have it swiftly swatted away by Liverpool.
But hold onto your seats, folks, because they’re not giving up that easily. Rumor has it that they’re cooking up a second offer, this time dangling a staggering £175 million in front of Liverpool’s nose, all in their quest to bring the Egyptian magician Mohamed Salah to the desert.
Now, Al Ittihad isn’t playing around. They’re ready to dig even deeper into their treasure chest to make Liverpool rethink their stance before the clock strikes 11 p.m. tonight. Yep, you heard it right. The transfer window drama is set to unfold until September 7th in the Saudi Pro League. It’s like a high-stakes poker game with millions on the line.
Mohamed Salah, the man of the hour, has been lighting up Anfield since 2017, racking up an incredible 187 goals in 307 appearances. With just two years left on his contract, he’s got Liverpool fans clutching their scarves and chanting his name.
But Liverpool, well, they’ve been singing the same tune: Mohamed Salah’s not for sale! Jurgen Klopp, the charismatic Liverpool manager, drove that point home in his press conference last Friday. He’s standing firm, arms crossed, saying, “The position remains the same, absolutely. He cannot go; that’s how it is. So there’s nothing else to say. You can practically hear the determination in his voice.
And when someone asked Klopp if Al Ittihad had actually put an offer on the table, he shrugged it off with a wry smile and said, “Not as far as I know, but that doesn’t mean a lot, to be honest. Classic Klopp, always keeping us guessing.
Now, here’s the kicker: if Liverpool does decide to dance with Al Ittihad, Mohamed Salah’s going to be swimming in cash. We’re talking Cristiano Ronaldo levels over at Al Nassr. That’s what payday dreams are made of.
But don’t think this saga ends here, my friends. Al Ittihad, led by the former Wolves and Tottenham maestro Nuno Espirito Santo, are like a dog with a bone. They’re not backing down. So, mark my words, if this summer transfer tango doesn’t have a finale, expect to see Al Ittihad knocking on Liverpool’s door again next year.
And let’s not forget that Liverpool’s already waved goodbye to three of their stars this summer: Fabinho, former skipper Jordan Henderson, and Roberto Firmino. But they’ve also been on a shopping spree, bagging three new talents: Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, and Wataru Endo.