The Egypt international has played a pivotal part in the Anfield outfit’s success in recent years, scoring an incredible 119 goals in 192 games as he helped the Reds to claim their sixth Champions League crown and 19th league title.
His departure would be a big blow to Jurgen Klopp’s charges, who look set to miss out on Europe’s elite cup competition next campaign, although there has been some suggestion that Liverpool could benefit from the money his sale would generate.
If the former Chelsea man does decide to depart Merseyside at the end of the current campaign, then Castles believes the reigning Ligue 1 champions are a likely destination for the 28-year-old.
He said: “There is also an interest from Qatar, the nation state that owns Paris Saint-Germain, in Mohamed Salah, for very obvious reasons. He’s the most popular football player in the Arabic world, maybe the most popular sportsman.
“I think you have to include them as contenders for Salah’s signature, especially in a market where only two clubs have proper resources to throw at transfers – Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. He has not been first-choice for this, but we are talking about a situation where Liverpool know and have been planning for the exit of Salah or [Sadio] Mane down the line when the right numbers came in.
“We’ve seen Salah give interviews to the Spanish press where he is interested in playing for [Real] Madrid or Barcelona, talking about his interest at playing in Spain at one point. There’s no coincidence, the moves that Salah has been making.
“And it’s going to require either a transfer or a new contract for Salah; it has to be resolved at some point.”
TIF Thoughts on Salah…
PSG’s reported pursuit of Barcelona star Lionel Messi over the last few months has been well-documented, however, the Argentine appears to have become more settled at the Camp Nou following Joan Laporta’s return as president.
The French giants also have to solve Kylian Mbappe’s contract situation. The 22-year-old sensation’s current deal expires in 2022, and he could be set to depart the Parc des Princes this summer if a fresh contract can’t be agreed.
Therefore, the Parisians would logically be in the market for an attacking superstar, and Salah certainly fits the bill.