Mohamed Salah sees his future at Liverpool and his first choice will be to stay at Anfield as opposed seek a move away, according to a trusted source.
Salah is one of Liverpool’s most important players and currently has a strong case for being best in the world at present. But it remains to be seen how much longer the Reds will be able to enjoy his talents for.
The Egyptian winger has been a standout player for Jurgen Klopp’s side ever since his 2017 transfer from Roma. To date, he has 144 goals to his name for the club.
However, his contract expires in 2023, which is currently a concern for Liverpool. They know they would have to invest heavily in his wages to renew his deal. But if not, they risk losing him for a figure that wouldn’t reflect his true value next year.
Contract talks have dragged on for some time and, as yet, there is yet to be an agreement between club and player. Our exclusive back in October, however, rubbished claims he was seeking a deal worth £500,000 a week.
Nonetheless, Salah wants to earn a deal that reflects his status in the game. And with that will come a significant pay rise.
However, Fabrizio Romano has allayed fears that Salah could leave.
The trusted Italian journalist, speaking to Empire of the Kop, is adamant that Salah wants to stay.
And while the deal has to be right, he reckons the Mohamed Salah contract talks will soon gather pace.
Positive news on Mohamed Salah contract
“I see that in the last week it’s going quiet on public rumours on Mo Salah. This s a positive one for Liverpool because it means they are negotiating,” Romano said.
“I am told that Mo Salah is really loving his Liverpool life. He’s loving the atmosphere in the dressing room, the relationship with Jurgen Klopp.
“Of course, it’s always a matter of money because Mo Salah is not super young. He wants an important contract and maybe it could be the final top contract of his career.”
Romano though is warning Liverpool’s money men about the dangers of letting Salah get to next summer without an agreement in place.
“I would keep an eye on the situation of the timing for Mo Salah. It will be super important for Liverpool to have this contract signed before next summer,” Romano added.
“Because if it arrives in May or June with no contract signed it is going to be a problem. Last summer PSG were interested in Mo Salah before deciding what was going to happen with [Kylian] Mbappe. Then they had the [Lionel] Messi opportunity.
“But in June they were thinking of Mo Salah as a potential opportunity. So timing is going to be super important for Mo Salah’s decision.”
Salah admits Barcelona linger in background
Salah has reiterated his commitment to the club, but links with a move elsewhere have been lingering in the background.
For example, there have been rumours of interest in Salah from Barcelona. And these have now drawn a response from the man himself.
“I read what was said about Xavi’s interest to sign me,” Salah told MBC in Egypt.
“This is something that makes me happy that a team like Barcelona is interested in me. But I’m happy in Liverpool and we will see what happens in the future.
“At the moment, I prefer to stay in the Premier League as it’s the strongest league in the world.”