Al-Ittihad are ready to test Liverpool’s resolve by offering €150m (£129m) for Mo Salah, according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge.
The figure includes add-ons, with only €100m (£85m) upfront, and fans on X are pretty dismissive about the sort of money being offered:
500m or nothing 🥱
— Ebuka™ (@officiabukan) August 28, 2023
is that the first half of the fee
— 😊 (@e19iott) August 28, 2023
It’s not happening this summer
— American Red (@LFCAmericanReds) August 28, 2023
Al-Ittihad are a small club, he’s not downgrading 👍🏼
— ♦️ (@lfcdunc) August 28, 2023
£200M up front.
— Jack (@JackChrisJones) August 28, 2023
— Sir OJO 💨 (@YejoshX) August 28, 2023
😄😄 This amount isn’t even enough to buy his standing leg, not to talk of his left leg, and then that magical mane of hair he has on.
— KaZ (@eaugorji) August 28, 2023
not even 100 mil guaranteed lol do they think liverpool are broke ?
— Austin Tidwell (@AustinTidwell19) August 28, 2023
Klopp has already rejected talk that Salah could move to Saudi Arabia
Manager Jurgen Klopp has made it clear on a number of occasions that the Egyptian international is not for sale.
However, it appears that Al-Ittihad won’t take ‘no’ for an answer and a lot may depend on Salah’s stance and how far the Saudi Arabian club are willing to go.
Liverpool would not have any time to find a replacement
With the transfer window closing on Friday night, the Reds would not really have the chance to replace Salah. Finding someone who could step into the shoes of the club’s best player at such short notice would be almost impossible.
As Saudi Arabia’s transfer deadline is on September 20th as well, Al-Ittihad could still sign the 31-year-old later next month and the Reds would have to wait until January to bring in a new signing. When you consider all those factors, it would be a shock if the Merseyside club were to consider any offer from Al-Ittihad for the player.