Al Ittihad make £200m bid for Salah → Klopp’s response?
Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad are serious about signing Mohamed Salah.
“Al Ittihad will offer Liverpool £118 million (approximately KRW 198.1 billion) to sign Salah,” the British media outlet ‘Daily Mail’ reported on July 31. Liverpool have vowed never to sell Salah, but a move is highly likely.”
Salah is a living legend in the English Premier League (EPL). Prior to his arrival at Liverpool, Salah was a fast player but lacked a little something. After failing to establish himself at Chelsea, he moved to Fiorentina, where he made his debut in Serie A. From there, he moved on to AS Roma before joining Liverpool for the 2017-18 season.
Salah’s arrival at Liverpool marked a glorious time for the Reds and Salah. Salah became the EPL’s top scorer in his first season with Liverpool. He repeated the feat the following year, making him the EPL’s top goal scorer for the second year in a row. Salah’s consistently good form took him to the top of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2018-19 season. The following season, the Reds went on to win their long-awaited EPL title. It was the first EPL title in Liverpool’s history.
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Salah formed the “Wife Line” and dominated Europe. The ‘Wife Line’ was a formidable combination, comparable to the BBC (Gareth Bale-Benzema-Cristiano Ronaldo) and MSN (Lionel Messi-Luis Suarez-Neymar). The ‘Wife Line’ rescued Liverpool from a long period of darkness. The combination of Firmino’s link-up play and Mane and Salah’s breakthrough ability made it the best.
Salah won several trophies with Liverpool, including the EPL, UCL, and FA Cup. His individual career was also one of the best, with three EPL goals and one EPL assist. Salah has 140 goals and 65 assists in 231 EPL games. His stats prove that he’s one of the best players in EPL history.
Even when Liverpool were struggling last season, Salah kept his form up. Jürgen Klopp has sent Liverpool to the UCL every season. Last season, however, they finished fifth in the league and headed to the UEFA Europa League (UEL). Cup competitions were also disappointing. The UCL ended in the round of 16 and the FA Cup in the round of 32. Despite Liverpool’s disappointing results, Salah did his part. He scored 19 goals and provided 12 assists.
He was also named the No. 1 African soccer player of all time by the British publication GiveMeSports. Salah beat out Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Michael Essien, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the top spot. 소닉카지노
Saudi Arabia’s transfer window never closes. Starting with Cristiano Ronaldo, some of the best players in Europe have moved to Saudi Arabia, including Ballon d’Or winners Karim Benzema, Riyad Mahrez, and Kalidou Koulibaly. In addition, the club has brought in players in their prime, such as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Nabil Neves. It didn’t stop there, though, as the club also went after the manager, hiring Steven Gerrard.
Al Ittihad also had a big summer. Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho, Zotta, and more. They even tried to sign Salah. But Liverpool were stubborn. Jürgen Klopp said: “We have not received any offers. Salah is a Liverpool player and he is essential for everything we do. If an offer came in, we would reject it. Salah is 100% committed to Liverpool. There is nothing more to talk about.”
Despite Klopp’s public rejection, Al Ikhtihad’s courtship continues. Al Ittihad have prepared a transfer fee of £118 million. However, Klopp still wants to keep Salah. “Klopp would be furious if Liverpool were to sell Salah,” said the Daily Star, a British publication.
Meanwhile, Firmino and Mane, who formed the ‘wife line’, left for Saudi Arabia first. Firmino joined Al Ahli and Mane joined Al Nasr. Firmino proved his class by scoring a hat-trick in the opening game. Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Mane leads Al Nasr’s potent attack.