‘Irresistible’ – Paul Merson explains what sort of offer Liverpool should accept for Mo Salah

Posted by

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Liverpool forward Mo Salah.

The Reds have already rejected a bid of £150m for their No. 11 but reports are suggesting that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are set to return with an offer of £175m.

VOTE for Empire of the Kop as Best Club Content Creator (Premier League) here: Football Content Awards OR on X with Empire’s one-click X link with:
I am voting in @The_FCAs for @empireofthekop in Best Club Content Creator (Premier League) 

It would surprise many if Jurgen Klopp’s side were to sanction any sale with less than eight hours of the Premier League transfer window remaining but Paul Merson has explained what sort of offer Liverpool would find ‘irresistible’ with Salah now the wrong side of 30.

“£200m,” Merson told Sky Sports News (via Rousing The Kop). “I don’t think you can [reject it] for a 31-year-old.

“If they don’t win the league this year, he’s 32 next year and it soon starts going quickly. 32, 33 – before then the goals start drifting and cutting away. It’s going to be a hard one, but £200m would be irresistible.”

READ MORE: ‘They’re determined’ – Al-Ittihad about to submit eye-watering second offer for Mo Salah

Since joining the club from AS Roma in the summer of 2017 the forward has been simply unplayable.

He’s surpassed Robbie Fowler as the club’s record goalscorer in the Premier League and his goals have helped Klopp’s side pick up every major trophy possible.

He only signed a new deal last summer but is believed to be offered £1.25m per week if he’s to move to Saudi Arabia (GOAL).

The Saudi transfer window remains open until September 7 so even once the British window closes tonight at 11pm this is something that’s likely to continue into next week.

🤩 EOTK FPL Gameweek 3 Review 🤩: Sterling soars & Cash delivers, defenders all the way, Brighton retreating…

More Stories Liverpool Mo Salah Paul Merson


  1. Yeah at £200m its irresistable esp when Mo Salah is in his 30s…Take the offer and buy a new talent.. JK is good at developing players…its no brainer to walk away from offer of a lifetime…

  2. Liverpool need to be savvy with Salah. They need to refuse to sell in this window and during the next 8 months contact all of the Saudi league clubs and start a bidding war for Mo. The thing to get clear is that Mo is a hero to more than just the Egyptian football fans, he is a hero to all fans in the Middle East as well as Muslim fans around the world. The Saudi club that get him will be elevated onto a global stage. I could easily see a figure in excess of £250m being offered to Liverpool in next summers transfer window, particularly if this initial Saudi pro league season is close and competitive. The desire for clubs then to outdo each other will be far more prominent and Mo would command an even bigger contract than that currently being offered.

Comments are closed