Mohamed Salah, a star for Liverpool, has reportedly agreed to a record transfer to Saudi Arabia, making him the highest-paid player in the world.
The Egyptian has reportedly agreed to join the Middle East’s flood of international talents, and according to beIN Sports, a contract has been reached with Al-Ittihad. This three-year, £191 million Sports Zone ad is worth more than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema’s combined weekly salaries of roughly £3.7 million.
But it’s not quite that easy. The Athletic reports that Liverpool will reject any offer for Salah because he recently signed a new contract with them that won’t expire until 2025.
Liverpool is under no obligation to sell, and Salah’s agent, Remy Abbas, swiftly dispelled rumors of a move away from Anfield earlier this summer. He wrote on Twitter: “We wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer if we had pondered leaving LFC this year. Mohamed is still dedicated to LFC.
Salah, who has 187 goals in 308 games with the Reds, is allegedly ready to move but would not seek for a transfer this summer.