Mohamed Salah ‘is ready to leave Liverpool for a Premier League rival if he can’t agree a new contract’, with a ‘VAST disparity’ halting talks as he asks to be the world’s sixth highest-paid player.
- Mohamed Salah has one year left on his contract with Liverpool, which expires in 2023
- The Egyptian has not yet agreed a new contract and could leave next summer
- Salah has been a core part of Jurgen Klopp’s team since he joined in 2017.
Mohamed Salah could make a sensational move to one of Liverpool’s rivals as he reportedly wants to stay in the Premier League even if he can’t strike a new deal at the club.
Salah has committed to Jurgen Klopp’s side for the 2022-23 campaign, but the Egyptian striker’s future beyond that date is uncertain.
According to Atleticothe 29-year-old would rather remain in the Premier League than move abroad when his Anfield contract expires, putting Liverpool’s rivals on red alert.
Mohamed Salah’s contract with Liverpool expires next season and he could move to another Premier League team
Jurgen Klopp could lose one of his star players for free when his contract ends at Anfield
Salah has been in talks with Liverpool for more than 12 months about extending the terms of his current contract but has yet to sign a new deal.
The Athletic reports that there have been no face-to-face talks between Salah and Liverpool in six months.
When his new contract was last discussed, there was reportedly a wide gap between what Salah wanted and what the club were willing to offer, although exact figures remain unclear.
Salah, who has scored 156 goals in 254 games since joining Liverpool from Roma in a £43.9m move in the summer of 2017, is believed to be seeking to become the sixth highest-paid player in the world. .
Liverpool executives have been discussing a new deal with Salah, but there have been no talks for six months.
The Egyptian star has assured that he has not asked for crazy terms in his conversations with the club.
Salah is believed to be happy at Liverpool and is open to signing a two-year contract extension.
A possible new deal would put him behind PSG’s trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United’s Erling Haaland, who has signed a big deal similar to Kevin De Bruyne’s at Manchester City, in the list of the highest earners in the world.
Salah, who has claimed he is not asking for ‘crazy’ terms, is open to signing a two-year extension and is not seeking the security of a four-year deal, according to The Athletic.
The Egyptian, who shared the Premier League golden boot with Spurs’ Son Heung-min last season and topped the assists list with 13, is believed to be happy at Liverpool.
Salah is set to spearhead Liverpool’s bid to wrest the Premier League from Manchester City, but he could run out of contract and leave as a free agent in June 2023, an eventuality the club hope to avoid.
Liverpool’s position has never changed in the sense that they want Salah and strike partner Sadio Mane to stay (chairman Tom Werner reiterated that stance last week), but clubs are courting the Senegal star, in particular. Bayern Munich, which seems to be heading for the Anfield exit.
The club is believed to have put a £42.5m price tag on Mane, who has scored 120 goals in 269 appearances for Liverpool.
Liverpool will have to strengthen up front in the summer should Mane leave, as Divock Origi leaves to join AC Milan as a free agent.
The Reds signed Luis Diaz from Porto for an initial £37.5m in January after deciding to advance their swoop for the highly-rated Colombian.
Liverpool won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, finished second in the Premier League and lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris on Saturday.
More to follow.