Al Ittihad prepared to offer £200m for Liverpool icon, as they ‘wait to see’ if he’ll push for exit

Ciaran McCarthy
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Mo Salah
Jurgen Klopp and Mo Salah during a Premier League match.

Al Ittihad are reportedly prepared to go as high as £200million for Mohamed Salah after their latest offer, and are ‘waiting to see’ if he’ll push for an exit despite currently being ‘committed’ to Liverpool.

Throughout the summer, European players have flocked to Saudi Arabia for large sums. Whether it be in transfer fees or wages, a lot of money has been exchanged which has seen some big names head to the Saudi Pro League.

The likes of Ruben Neves, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante have all left. One of the biggest names that could still make a move to Saudi Arabia before the end of the window is Liverpool star Salah.

Al Ittihad are pursuing him, and reportedly bid £79.4million for him not long ago.

Transfer insider Ben Jacobs has reported the Saudi side lodged an offer of £150million, which was rejected by Liverpool. Throughout the process, the Reds’ stance has remained clear – Salah is not for sale.

In any case, Jacobs states Al Ittihad are ‘waiting to see’ whether the forward will ‘push for a move in any way’, after they apparently lodged a further bid totalling £180million.

Currently, it’s said Salah is ‘committed and focussed’ on the Reds, as they prepare to face Aston Villa this weekend. No matter what the fee is, it seems that both the player and his club are happy with how things are.

As such, an astronomical fee might not even be enough to change things. However, we may soon find out whether or not that is the case.

Indeed, Sky Sports reports Al Ittihad are ‘prepared to go to £200m’ in order to land Salah. That would surpass Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 as the most expensive transfer in the history of football.

It would be tough for any side to turn that down, so it’ll be interesting to see if that offer does come in, if it is something the Reds will entertain.

Of course, Salah is their main star, and has been for years, but Jurgen Klopp’s side would be able to sign another top player and some more pieces around them with £200million.

To this point, they haven’t been interested in doing so, but money talks, and a lot of it might be coming their way before the window shuts.

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