Over the course of the summer, Mohamed Salah has been linked to a move to Saudi Arabia, a country in the Gulf that has signed contracts for some of Europe’s top players.
Awarded the Ballon d’Or Several months after Cristiano Ronaldo completed a ground-breaking transfer to Al Nassr in January, Karim Benzema, Brazilian phenom Neymar, and former Liverpool winger Sadio Mane have all relocated to Saudi Arabia this summer.
And Salah might be the next star player from Europe to join the Saudi Pro league.
The Liverpool star wants to leave the team after receiving the highest wage in the whole Saudi Pro League, according to the Spanish media outlet Relevo.
Mohamed Salah’s representatives allegedly spoke with representatives of Al-Ittihad, who will pay the Egyptian more than Cristiano Ronaldo.
The club is reportedly concerned that Mohamed Salah will be drawn to playing in a Muslim nation in addition to his staggering wage.
The news comes a day after journalist Rudy Galetti said Al Ittihad had made Liverpool a transfer bid that, if accepted, would surpass Al Hilal’s £77.3 Million purchase of Neymar from the Saudi Pro League.
The journalist had the following to say:
“Al Ittihad don’t give up for Salah: the club sent a huge offer (more than £79 Million) to convince especially Klopp – who rejected the idea of his farewell so far – to let him go.”
“If Liverpool will accept, it’ll be the most expensive deal in the history of Saudi League.”