15 July 2024

Hot view:’People in Liverpool’s ownership’: Journalist claims Anfield figures wanted £35m player sold.

Gab Marcotti has claimed that there were ‘people in Liverpool’s ownership’ who wanted Mo Salah sold to Saudi Arabia this summer.

 

The Italian journalist named Mo Salah as one of the winners of the 2023 summer transfer window after the forward’s agent kept his word and kept his client at Anfield this summer, as he told ESPN.

 

The second half of the 2023 summer transfer window was dominated by Saudi Arabia side Al-Ittihad wanting to sign Salah, but Liverpool kept firm, despite rumours of £150 million being put on the table for the player.

 

Liverpool fans were pretty glad once the Saudi Pro League transfer window slammed shut on Thursday because they can now rest easy and enjoy one of their great players trying to push them back to the top of the table.

 

The minimum aim for Jurgen Klopp’s side is to make a return to the Champions League this season, but with the midfield being refreshed, there is hope that they can challenge for the Premier League title also.

 

Well, with the start that they have made and Salah on board for the rest of the season, then they have a real chance of pushing Manchester City because they were the last team to dethrone a team now chasing four-in-a-row.

 

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Salah’s transfer links to Saudi Arabia

“Mohamed Salah, I put him in there (as one of the biggest winners of the transfer window) because, guess what? He and his agent were true to their word,” said Marcotti.

 

“Ramy Abbas coming out a month and a half ago saying ‘listen, if he was going to move to Saudi for the money, he would already be there. Chill out. Don’t worry about it. He is going to stay’.

 

“And despite clubs in Saudi Arabia trying to bring him across, he opted to stay at least another year. Maybe there are some people in the Liverpool ownership structure that wish he would have gone and had the money, instead.

 

“But, this way, he cements his role as an Anfield hero and not leaving Jurgen Klopp high and dry.”

 

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Salah is a Liverpool great

It’s pretty obvious to all that, next summer, the powers that be in Saudi will knock on Liverpool’s door for Salah because he just seems an obvious player to join the ever-growing league in the Middle East.

 

After rejecting such an offer for the player, FSG will be hoping that they can still get a healthy transfer fee for a player they purchased for £35 million (Sky Sports) back in 2017.

 

If it was up to the Liverpool fans, then they would keep the Egypt star as long as possible, but at the end of the day, money talks and business is business.

 

Either way, the day Salah heads for the Mereyside exit door, he will leave a Liverpool legend.

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