Liverpool is reportedly avoiding a £250m offer to retain goalkeeper Salah.
English professional soccer Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool has retained ‘Egyptian Prince’ Muhammad Salah after resisting the lure of ‘Saudi oil money’ worth 150 million pounds (about $250 billion).
“The transfer market of the Saudi Arabian Professional League closed at 10 p.m. local time on the 7th, and Salah remained at Liverpool,” the BBC and other foreign media reported on the 8th (Korea time). “Liverpool rejected a 150 million pound transfer offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad.”
The Reds had initially offered £100 million for the player, but when that was rejected, they added an option to raise the price to £150 million, which Liverpool refused to accept.
“The Reds were prepared to pay as much as £200m ($332m) for the player, but were ultimately unable to break Liverpool’s resolve,” said the Daily Mail.
Salah has scored 187 goals in 308 official EPL appearances in a Liverpool shirt.
In the 2021-2022 season, he was joint top scorer in the EPL with Son Heung-min (Tottenham) with 23 goals, and he’s been on fire this season with one goal and two assists in three regular-season games.
Already having brought in European stars such as Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Fabinho, the Reds were hoping to cap off the transfer window with Salah, but it didn’t work out.
Liverpool may have succeeded in keeping Salah, but it’s too early to tell.
Salah’s contract with the Reds runs until the 2024-2025 season, so there is speculation that a number of clubs, including Al Ahly, 먹튀검증토토사이트 could try to tempt the Reds with a ‘cash grab’ once again.