The 29-year-old Egyptian winger is reportedly earning £220,00-per-week at Liverpool and that seems to be way below the caliber of player he has become for the club.
Recall that Mohamed Salah has been at Liverpool since July 1, 2017. He joined the club from Roma for a transfer fee worth €42 million.
Since then, he has not had an opportunity to renegotiate his contract with Liverpool which made him continue to earn the wages he and Liverpool agreed on for the past three seasons.
The fact that he has become one of the best football stars in the world has made him and his representatives attempt to get a better deal from Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah has scored 127 goals and provided 49 assists in 206 appearances for Liverpool. He has also helped Liverpool to win a Premier League title, a UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and a FIFA Club World Cup.
Hence, his representatives want him to be among the top three highest-paid players in the Premier League. Currently, he is the 10th highest-paid Premier League player with his £220,00-per-week salary.
According to a United Kingdom publication, The Mirror, Mohamed Salah wants to earn nothing less than £500,000-per-week.
The 29-year-old Egyptian football star has two seasons left on his contract with Liverpool and the Premier League club are trying to extend his contract before winter transfer window.
Liverpool desperately need to tie the Egyptian international down because his consistent performance has attracted the interest of other European heavyweights like Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Aside from him, Liverpool have extended the contracts of other top stars at the club including Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, and Jordan Henderson. But negation with Salah has been dragging because no other player at the club has made such a huge demand from the club.
Though Liverpool are ready to improve Salah’s weekly pay but they are reportedly not ready to pay him as much as £500,000-per-week. In the history of the Premier League, no club has paid a player such a huge sum of weekly wage.
Below is the list of 10 highest paid Premier League players 2021-2022 season; Mohamed Salah is 10th
- Cristiano Ronaldo – £480,000-per-week
- Romelu Lukaku – £450,000-per-week (including bonuses)
- Kevin de Bruyne – £385,000-per-week
- Jack Grealish – £380,000-per-week (including bonuses)
- David De Gea – £375,000-per-week
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £350,000-per-week
- Raheem Sterling – £300,000-per-week
- Paul Pogba – £270,000-per-week
- Anthony Martial – £250,000-per-week
- Mohamed Salah – £220,00-per-week