For Liverpool fans concerned about the future of Mohamed Salah, the transfer window’s close cannot come soon enough.
The forward for the Reds is reportedly a target for Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia, according to numerous reports. Salah has not yet received a bid from a club, but Jurgen Klopp has still been asked about the potential of Salah leaving the team. “Mo is a highly skilled player who is totally dedicated to the team and to us here. To be honest, I don’t care if [he leaves], “Klopp said last week.
Following the sales of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho and the free transfer of Roberto Firmino to the Saudi Pro League, Liverpool is aware of the financial resources available to the Saudi teams. This summer, a number of well-known players have made comparable transfers, including Karim Benzema, Neymar, and Sadio Mane.
The deadline for Liverpool to sign any new players is Friday, September 1 at 11 p.m., the same day as the other top European Leagues, but not in Saudi Arabia:
When does the transfer window close in Saudi Arabia?
There have been mixed messages over when the transfer window in Saudi Arabia will officially shut. According to FIFA, the transfer deadline for Saudi clubs was originally September 20. But the closing date appears to have been brought forward.
The deadline day to register new players is September 7, according to the website of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. After Premier League clubs have completed their summer signings, this would still offer Pro League sides an additional six days to acquire fresh players.
Despite Liverpool’s steadfast insistence that Salah will stay at the club, some fans will still be apprehensive for the next few days as they wait for the Saudi Arabian transfer market to formally come to an end.
Nuno Espirito Santo, a former manager of Wolves and Tottenham, is in charge of Al-Ittihad. This summer, Al-Ittihad has signed players like Fabinho, Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Jota from Celtic.