Transfer insider Dean Jones has provided an update on the future of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Whilst Liverpool’s season hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, the same can’t really be said for Salah who, with 29 goals to his name in all competitions this season so far, has yielded his second-best return since joining the club in 2017.
But just how long he has left at the club is still up for debate, and he didn’t help matters out when he gave an interview with Spanish outlet AS leaving open the possibility of joining Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future.
And speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk (1:34), Jones claimed that the Egyptian’s representatives were actively pursuing a move away from Anfield and felt that these were potentially the first signs of him making a move away from Merseyside at some point in the near future:
“I’ve heard for a while now that his people working on his behalf are searching for a club for him and seeing what avenues are out there. It’s obviously not easy to find a new home for somebody like Mo Salah.
“But ultimately, it’s been a disappointing year at Liverpool, they’re not going to be in the Champions League, will they be in Europe? Europa League? I don’t know, like at this rate, they might be in the Europa Conference.
“I just think that Mo Salah’s reached a crossroads and that he’s ready to consider the next move. He’s loved being at Liverpool I think, but I don’t think for him it’s the be-all and end-all of his career. I think that for him, there’s something that comes next.”
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As Jones points out, as much as Salah might want to leave, that won’t mean much unless there is a club that is willing to come in and buy him and later he mentions the possibility of PSG being an option depending on the futures of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
But at least with a market value of £99m, as per Transfermarkt, if the club did manage to find a buyer, they shouldn’t have any trouble managing to find a replacement for him. And even if they don’t then at the age of 28, they’ve still got someone with an incredible goal-scoring touch, as 123 goals in 199 games shows.
In a way, this whole situation is a win-win for Liverpool.