Al-Ittihad have not refused to conclude an agreement with the national team striker Mohamed Salah. Liverpoolbefore the end of this week, the transfer period of the Saudi Pro League will begin, as club sources confirmed at 90min.
Salah has long been a top target for Saudi football, but initial plans for him to come to the country in 2024 have been put forward as it is believed a deal could still be finalized this year.
The 31-year-old Egyptian was ruled out as Liverpool’s next captain after previous captain Jordan Henderson left for Al-Ettifak in July, with some of Salah’s closest friends openly criticizing the way the player was treated by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
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Klopp, for his part, has repeatedly made his position clear in recent weeks: he does not want to lose the North African superstar.
Earlier in the summer, 90min reported that the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), which owns Al-Ittihad and three other major league clubs, had been pushing for a transfer this summer and the situation has worsened recently. weeks. Negotiations are still ongoing.
Liverpool turned down a £150m verbal offer last month but Al Ittihad refused to back down and the 90 Minutes also confirmed they would be willing to break Salah’s £200m world transfer record if necessary . There are plans to make him the highest paid footballer on the planet, surpassing even Cristiano Ronaldo’s current contract with Al-Nasr.
The Saudi Pro League transfer window ends on Thursday night. Even though there are only a few days left, Al-Ittihad continues to push for Salah. They strongly believe he wants to leave and the only thing standing in the way of a deal is a deal with Liverpool FSG owners.
Sources close to the potential deal told 90min they expect Al-Ittihad to keep working on it until Thursday’s deadline if that’s what it takes to try and seal Salah’s signature.
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