Liverpool transfers: Salah future out of Reds' hands after CRUCIAL Saudi decision

Clubs from the Saudi Pro League are now willing to WAIT to land Mohamed Salah until 2025 when his Liverpool contract expires. 

Al-Ittihad had a record bid for the Egyptian forward turned down last summer and Salah went on to become Liverpool’s top goalscorer for the seventh straight season. 

The 31-year-old suffered a dip in form in the second half of the campaign and was severely hampered by a hamstring injury he first suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations back in January. 

Amid mounting criticism of the front man, who is Liverpool’s top earner, it was reported that the Reds would weigh up carefully whether to jettison the Premier League and Champions League winner this summer. 

Salah is about to enter the final 12 months of his Anfield deal and will be free in January to talk to overseas clubs about a free transfer in the summer of 2025. 

 

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That means time is ticking down for the Reds to cash in on Salah, should new sporting director Richard Hughes and FSG’s Head of Football Michael Edwards choose to do so. 

Al-Ittihad are reported to have gone as high as £150 million last summer and a similar sum this time around would be tempting, giving Arne Slot significant transfer market resources. 

Saudi Arabia wants Salah on a FREE

However, the latest report from the Telegraph now suggests that SPL clubs are going to keep their powder dry in the chase for Salah and another landmark signing in Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. 

That would save Saudi teams such as Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal, Al-Ahli and Al-Nassr money on a transfer fee, allowing the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to plough resources into infrastructure instead with the 2034 World Cup now looming on the horizon. 

Therefore the decision to profit on Salah could well be taken out of Liverpool’s hands this summer, with the option of the striker remaining and running down his contract before a Saudi move now appearing a distinct possibility. 

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