Last night, it was confirmed that Liverpool’s opening offer of £28m for Roma’s flying Egyptian Mohamed Salah had been rejected.
Paul Joyce, the most trusted source when it comes to all things Liverpool, suggested as much in the Times – which proves, more than ever – that the 24-year-old is our primary wing-forward target.
The likes of Douglas Costa and Julian Brandt have been linked, but it’s Salah that Jurgen Klopp wants primarily.
Joyce also claims that Roma are holding out for £35m, which in this day and age, seems very reasonable.
Salah scored 19 goals and registered 12 assists in all competitions last season; stats which blow any Liverpool player out of the water. Yes, he was doing it in a slightly easier league, but that shouldn’t detract from the monumental improvement he’s made since leaving Chelsea for Serie A.
Rejected Blues who went on to great things include Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Juan Cuadrado, so by no means should we let that put us off.
Virgil Van Dijk and Naby Keita remain targets, but it looks like Salah could come through the door first if we agree to pay an extra £7m.