‘One year out of contract’ at the end of this season…Salah is Saudi’s top target again

The Saudi Arabian League is apparently still interested in signing Mohamed Salah.

Matt Hughes, a reporter for Britain’s “Daily Mail,” said on Sept. 17 (KST), “Salah is a major target for the Saudis next summer. Al Ittihad surprised everyone by offering £200 million to sign Salah before the start of this season. By next summer, Salah will only have one year left on his contract. Liverpool have to make a decision on his future.”

Salah joined Liverpool ahead of the 2017-18 season and was initially viewed with skepticism after failing to impress during his previous spell at Chelsea. But Salah quickly proved himself in his first season, leading the Premier League (PL) with 32 goals and 11 assists.

Since then, Liverpool have risen to the top of the major competitions with Salah at the center. They won the coveted PL title and the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Along the way, Salah was the Reds’ leading scorer, consistently finding the back of the net.

Then, in the summer of 2022, rumors swirled around Salah’s future, with only one year left on his contract. However, the Reds were determined to keep him at the club and eventually signed him to a new contract. The deal was extended until the summer of 2025.

Salah continued to be a key player for Liverpool last season. He scored 19 goals and provided 12 assists in all 38 league games. However, the Reds were plagued by a series of injuries that led to a disappointing finish. They ended the season in fifth place in the PL and will play in the UEFA Europa League this season.

At the time, Sky Sports reported that “Liverpool have rejected a £150 million ($248.9 million) bid from Al Ittihad. Liverpool’s position remains the same. Salah is a Not For Sale (NFS) player”.

The Daily Mail also reported that “Liverpool have received a £215m bid from Al Ittihad. A delegation from Al Ittihad traveled to England to try and convince Salah to stay.” For now, Salah stayed. He’s still playing well this season. But next year, it’s definitely time to start thinking about where to live again.

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