Mohamed Salah: Relief For Liverpool As 2023 Saudi Arabia’s Summer Transfer Window Ends

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Liverpool supporters can heave a sigh of relief as integral forward Mohamed Salah will still remain at the club at least for the foreseeable future.

Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad were reportedly interested in signing Mohamed Salah, and they tabled a bid of £150 million to sign the Egyptian.

However, Liverpool rejected the bid from the Pro League club, as they maintained their stance that Salah is not for sale.

Reports indicate that despite the Reds turning down the mouth-watering offer from Al Ittihad, the deal could become a reality in the coming future.

Al Ittihad undeterred in the chase for Mohamed Salah

The Jeddah-based club are expected to table subsequent bids, either in January or next summer, in order to lure Mohamed Salah away from Anfield.

Mohamed Salah at Liverpool
Al Ittihad are not relenting in their pursuit of Mohamed Salah

The English giants might also sanction a move for the ex-Chelsea forward in either of those windows, as the offer will be too enticing to refuse.

Liverpool are also expected to have a transition plan in place, which would reduce the impact of Salah’s departure.

Mohammed Salah has less than two years remaining in his contract with the Reds, as his current deal runs until June 30, 2025.

The Egypt international has played a significant role in Liverpool’s success in the last decade, helping the club win several trophies including; the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Mohamed Salah at Liverpool

Salah joined the Reds on July 1, 2017, from AS Roma for a fee of €42 million, and he has scored 188 goals and provided 81 assists in 309 appearances for Liverpool.

He scored 30 goals and provided 16 assists in 51 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side last term, in what was an underwhelming season for the Reds.

Meanwhile, Saudi Pro League clubs had a significant influence in the summer transfer window, as they acquired many high-profile players from Europe.

Neymar, Sadio Mane, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Roberto Firmino, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Aymeric Laporte amongst others all moved to Saudi Arabia this summer, and more moves are expected to be made in subsequent transfer windows.

Saudi Arabian clubs were really daring in the transfer market, and they would want to further eschew their influence going forward.

The addition of Mohamed Salah to the Pro League is expected to provide immense benefits, as he is arguably the biggest Arab footballer in the world.

Mohamed Salah at Liverpool
Mohamed Salah remains at Liverpool beyond the summer of 2023

They made him a priority target in the closing stages of the transfer window as they wanted to tap into the massive eyeballs following the Egyptian. 

The Saudi Arabian transfer window opened on July 1, 2023, and it ran until September 7, 2023.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah has also started the 2023/24 season on an impressive note, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in 4 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side sit 3rd on the Premier League table with 10 points, as they have recorded 3 wins and 1 draw in 4 matches.

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