Liverpool forward ‘green lights’ immediate exit after club ‘approach’ PL giants to discuss huge transfer

Lewis Oldham
Liverpool pair Salah and Jota
Diogo Jota embraces Mohamed Salah.

According to reports, Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has given a Saudi Pro League side the “green light” to discuss a transfer “this summer”.

Liverpool have already lost Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to the Saudi Pro League and Brazil international Alisson is now ‘wanted’ by Middle East outfit Al Nassr, who are represented by Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane.

Salah is another player who has been heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabia in recent months.

Back in June, Hafez Al-Medlej – who has held roles within the Asian Football Confederation and Saudi Pro League – encouraged Middle East sides to try to sign Salah. 

“Let’s hope that Bernardo Silva, from Manchester City, arrives. We must also start working on the signing of Mohamed Salah since he is overwhelmingly popular in the Arab world and in Europe.

“I think Salah still has records to break with Liverpool, so I hope that if he doesn’t come now he will in the future.”

Last year, Salah extended his Liverpool contract to commit himself to the Premier League giants until 2025. His agent – Ramy Abbas Issa – recently took to Twitter to insist that the Eqypt international is “committed” to the English club.

“If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC.”

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But Qatari outlet Alkass have claimed via Twitter that Salah has “given the green light” for a Saudi Pro League team to “negotiate” with Liverpool and he is apparently keen to “play within the ranks of the federation during this current summer transfer period”.

Italian journalist Rudy Galetti meanwhile is reporting that Al-Ittihad (Fabinho’s new club) have “approached Salah and Liverpool to explore the opportunity for his transfer”.

He added: “Mo doesn’t mind the idea to land in Saudi Arabia, but considering the utmost respect for his club, he will let to Liverpool decide freely. It’s up to teams now: talks are open.”

Earlier this summer, Liverpool reporter Neil Jones indicated that Jurgen Klopp’s side ‘wouldn’t contemplate’ letting Salah leave this summer, but ‘there might be a chance of a future move’ to Saudi Arabia.

‘I don’t think Liverpool would even contemplate Salah leaving this summer. I also don’t think Salah is looking to leave Liverpool now,’ Jones wrote for Caught Offside.

‘Still, if Saudi do keep trying to expand their empire, then I can see them viewing Salah, a prominent figure in world football, as a massive signing for them – you’d imagine that would be high on their agenda.

‘So I think there might be a chance of a future move, from speaking to people in Egypt in particular, but definitely not this summer.

‘He still has the motivation to play at the highest level, winning the Champions League, breaking records, competing for the Ballon d’Or, and that sort of thing. That’s what he lives for, and I think there’s more to come from him at the centre of the European game.’

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