The Athletic’s Adam Crafton has highlighted Liverpool’s superb business in recent times as helping the club develop a ‘strong position’ in negotiations with Mo Salah over fresh terms.
The Egyptian international’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023, though the forward has committed his future to Anfield for the remainder, as things stand.
Should the 30-year-old depart next year, of course, it will leave Julian Ward and his recruitment team with two major challenges to solve given that we’re also hoping to prioritise a big addition to the midfield.
Having brought in the likes of Luis Diaz and, more recently, Darwin Nunez, there has to be at least some faith in Michael Edward’s protege in sourcing a quality alternative who can grow with the club.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of Sky Sports:
Will #LFC pay Mo Salah £400k a week to keep him at the club? 💰🗞️#PaperTalk pic.twitter.com/aeMqRguCWc
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 20, 2022
I’d say Mo was not looking anything near 400k…he said he wasn’t asking for too much.
By all accounts he was offered and extra 15% amounting to an 30k extra which is insulting going into his last big contact given his output and status as a World top 5 player.
This 400k is a media driven narrative possibly promoted by FSG or alternatively it just happens to suit them