Mohamed Salah has emerged as one of the finest footballers on the planet, so much so that murmurs have already emerged over the possibility of him being in the running to win the next Ballon d’Or.
With 43 goals in all competitions, the Egyptian certainly looks the part, and has led Liverpool to the Champions League finals.
However, with great performances comes the burden of interest from European giants, and from one place in particular that has had a history of lapping the biggest talents of the moment.
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As per The Sun, the Merseyside club is readying a new contract for Salah, one that will see the 25-year-old make £185,000-a-week in wages in exchange for what is bound to be a long-term deal. This will effectively double the figure he currently pockets, and will certainly be a tempting offer to consider.
However, will this be a good enough deal to combat the star power of Madrid? The Galacticos will perhaps even go all out in terms of finances in order to provide a lucrative deal, trying to succeed where they failed last year when Mbappe and Neymar went out of their grasps.
While reports still claim that the Spanish giants are hopeful of signing the expensive Brazilian, Emery’s press conference announcing departure indicates that Neymar will remain with PSG for quite a while.
This still leaves Los Blancos hunting for Salah, and quite desperately so. With his current deal still having over four years left, it is clear that Liverpool want to leave nothing to chance.
The source adds that Klopp himself doesn’t want a repeat of the Coutinho fiasco, wherein the Merseyside outfit came under pressure to sell their aceman to Barcelona.