Journalist Rob Blanchette is convinced that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah will not be at the club beyond the end of next season.
The future of the 29-year-old still remains undecided with his current contract expiring at the end of the 2022/23 campaign but he has publicly stated that he will see out the remainder of his deal at Anfield.
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Taking to Twitter, Daily Mirror journalist David Maddock is of the impression that Kopites can breathe a sigh of relief as “it surely strengthens” Salah’s hand in contract talks and that a “deal can be struck.”
However, Blanchette remains unmoved and reiterated what he said before the start of the year before going on to claim that the forward is destined for Spain.
Speaking on The Done Deal Show on YouTube, he said:
“So I said at Christmas last year – this was from direct sourcing from the player – that Mohamed Salah would not be at Liverpool long-term, I didn’t think that he’d sign a new deal.
“There’s no doubt that his dream now is to go to La Liga and finish off his career and prove that he’s a generational talent. Always a player who’s loved Spanish football – connections, obviously, with Real Madrid and Barcelona, it’s always been a kind of dream of his.
“He’s at the situation now with Liverpool where he’s won everything, he’s done everything in the Premier League. He’s proved himself and he’s coming to the end of his career, looking for that big last contract.
“When I say ‘end of his career’, I’m not saying he’s 35 years old, but this is when players decide that they’ve got one or two huge deals left in them.”
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With the news that Sadio Mane is also looking to walk away, the Reds officials have a massive job reshaping their front line this summer.
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Salah has been putting up some staggering numbers ever since he joined the club back in 2017 and has been involved in 219 goals in 254 appearances.
He is rated at £90m by Transfermarkt and with differing views on what his future holds, the club will have to make a decision on whether or not they look to sell their superstar in this off-season, risk losing him on a free next year or manage to convince the two-time African footballer of the year to put pen to paper on a new deal.