Mohamed Salah is willing to sign a new contract with Liverpool, but he wants £500,000 per week to stay at Anfield past 2023.
Since joining Liverpool from Roma in June 2017, Salah has been a phenomenon in the Premier League, helping the club win both the league and the Champions League.
The Egyptian has 97 league goals in just 148 appearances and has twice won the Golden Boot, so it’s no surprise Jurgen Klopp’s side wants him to stay with them in the future.
Salah’s contract has just under two years left on it, and his next deal, whether with the Reds or somewhere, might be his final big one.
If the club agreed to his demands, he would become the club’s highest-paid player in history, however this appears doubtful.
According to the article, FSG is willing to grant him a large raise from his current reputed £200,000-a-week salary, but they don’t want to violate their wage structure to keep him.
The former Chelsea forward has previously been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, and PSG, and the current circumstances may pique their interest.
Real are primarily interested in recruiting Kylian Mbappe from PSG because La Liga teams aren’t exactly loaded with cash right now, especially Barcelona. If everything goes according to plan, the French side may consider Salah as a replacement for their man.
The Liverpool owners are not known for being huge spenders, and in this summer’s transfer window, although Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea all spent heavily, the seven-time European champions only signed Ibrahima Konate.
They’ve also concentrated on re-signing their key players, with Alisson, Jordan Henderson, and Virgil van Dijk among those who have already done so.
Klopp and the owners will almost certainly try to persuade Salah to extend his contract beyond 2023.
Is he going to stay or will Liverpool have to sell him next summer?