Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast to discuss the latest in Mohamed Salah’s contract situation at Liverpool.
Are you confident Salah will sign a new deal?
Salah has lit the Premier League up this season as he leads the goalscoring charts with 16 and sits second in the assists rankings with 10 – only behind Reds teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold.
But as the rumours around his contract status continue to circulate, Romano had the following to say on the matter, with Salah currently away playing in the Africa Cup of Nations:
“At the moment, they are still negotiating. Let’s say that they are still in negotiation. But from what I heard also in the last hours, it’s not close.
“So we are not at the final stages, like close to [an] announcement. It takes time, they’re negotiating. For Liverpool, [it] is a real priority. This is why they’re not signing wingers – as said many times here, no Luis Diaz, or any other player in January – because they want to resolve the Salah situation as soon as possible. But at the moment, it’s not yet at the final stages.”
TIF Thoughts on Mohamed Salah’s contract negotiations at Liverpool…
It is believed Salah is currently earning in the region of £200k per week at Liverpool, but there is a big increase to the league’s highest earners in Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne (via Spotrac).
And when you consider what the Egyptian winger has been able to achieve already this season, with 25 goal involvements in just 20 league appearances, surely the Reds should be doing everything to keep him?
It will cost Liverpool to keep a player of Salah’s calibre, however, if they were to lose him, it could have huge ramifications for the club.
Not only would it mean Liverpool would have to find a suitable replacement, but given the influence he has had at the club over the years, it would put serious questions over their ability to compete against Manchester City at the top of the table.