Mohamed Salah’s contract issue is lingering due to terms and wages. However, he intends to re-sign with Liverpool, Egypt’s sports minister Ashraf Sobhi has confirmed.
Mohamed Salah, 29, was reportedly persuaded by Sobhi to quit Anfield, but the Egyptian forward claimed he was likely to extend his contract, which runs until June 2023.
“I recommended him to continue his career at a club other than Liverpool,” Sobhi stated, “but his current direction is to renew his contract.”
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, said he was “pleased” with the progress on a new contract.
“All I need is for the decisive parties to communicate to each other,” Klopp stated.
Salah told the press in January that he wanted to stay at Liverpool but the club had the last say on his future.
“They are aware of my desires. I’m not asking for anything out of the ordinary “At the time, he told GQ magazine.
“The situation has been communicated to the administration. It is in their control.”
After Klopp’s prior remark that he was “totally fine” with progress on an agreement, Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, tweeted laughing emojis in March.
Salah is reportedly close to agreeing to a four-year contract for £400,000 per week in pay, after compromising on salary in exchange for longer terms, according to reports.
Sobhi said he spoke with Salah after Egypt’s penalty shootout loss to Senegal in the World Cup qualifying play-off last week.
“I told him to forget about what happened and concentrate on what comes next,” Sobhi added.
Salah has 153 goals in 240 games for Liverpool since joining in a £34 million deal from Roma in 2017.
After scoring 44 goals in his debut season, he signed a contract extension a year later.
In 2019 and 2020, Liverpool won the Champions League and the Premier League, respectively.
Salah currently earns £200,000 per week, making him the joint-highest income at Liverpool alongside Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara, according to Spotrac. However, there are 13 Premier League players who make more than the free-scoring forward.
With 27 goals in all competitions this season, the Egypt international has been one of the top players in the world, and Klopp claimed he is unconcerned about his contract status.
Salah’s estimated net worth in February 2022 is estimated to be approximately 88 million dollars.
His previous contract with Liverpool paid him 240 thousand euros per week, but rumors indicate that his new agreement would pay him over 400 thousand euros per week, making him one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.