Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has reportedly agreed a record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia, which would make him the world’s highest-paid player.
The Egyptian has been persuaded to join the influx of world stars heading to the Middle East, with beIN Sports claiming an agreement has been reached with Al-Ittihad. Sports Zone added that the fee, worth £191m per season over three years, is equivalent to £3.7m a week before tax, which is more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema earnings.
But things are not that simple. Salah signed a new contract with Liverpool last summer, which runs until 2025, and The Athletic reported that any bid for Salah’s talisman would be rejected outright.
Liverpool are under no pressure to sell and Salah’s agent, Remy Abbas, was quick to quash reports of a move away from Anfield earlier this summer. He tweeted: “If we had considered leaving Liverpool this year we wouldn’t have renewed last summer. Mohamed remains committed to Liverpool.”
Salah, who has scored 187 times in 308 games for the Reds, would reportedly not push to leave this summer but is ready to make the move.