Salah may quit Liverpool amid £200m Saudi offers


Mohammed Salah will leave Liverpool to move to Saudi Arabia this week, according to pundit Paul Merson.

The winger has been heavily linked with a transfer after Liverpool received a £150million bid from Al-Ittihad last week.

The Reds turned down that offer but Merson believes it will be difficult to resist a bid in the region of £200m.

He told Sky Sports: “He’s one of the best players in the world. It’s a hard one. If you sell him for £150m what can you bring in? They’re not going to be better than Salah.

“With another week of their window to go, they might just come in and say £200m and then it’s a worry.

“I would say £200m [would be too much to turn down]. I don’t see how you can turn that down for a 31-year-old. That would be irresistible.

“You have to think of the lad and the wages being put around. That’s going to turn his head. He won’t be happy. It’s not a nice position to be in for Jurgen Klopp.”

Time is running out for a Saudi club to launch a bid with the Saudi Pro League revealing their transfer window closes on Thursday September 7.

That is good news for clubs in Europe looking to hold onto their prize assets as the previous deadline was September 20.

Salah, 31, showed no signs that his head has been turned as he starred in Liverpool’s 3-0 domination of Aston Villa.

The Egyptian scored Liverpool’s third and would have had an assist if Darwin Nunez’s effort had not struck the post before rebounding off Matty Cash for the Reds’ second.

Salah has two goals and two assists in four Premier League games this season.

Culled From the Nation 

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