According to rumors in Spain, Rodrygo’s relationship with Real Madrid is “over.” This is good news for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, who are interested in the winger as a potential Mohamed Salah replacement.
Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Pro League made Salah a £150 million offer, which Liverpool refused. However, Salah is anticipated to receive new and improved offers in January and the summer.
According to reports from earlier this month, Rodrygo has been chosen by Liverpool as the “ideal” alternative for Salah, and the Brazilian international is “ready to leave” the club after this season’s struggles to match those of last year’s under Carlo Ancelotti.
The 22-year-old has been hindered by the formation adjustment, which has seen Jude Bellingham play the No. 10 position, leaving Rodrygo more of a striker than a winger alongside Joselu. It is easy to see why he would crave Salah’s spot out on the right for Liverpool.
And Nacional now asserts in their article titled “Rodrygo, KO, Real Madrid Accepts 100 Million, It’s Over” that the Spanish powerhouses will permit Rodrygo to leave.
The report uses the winger’s frequent game time against him by pointing out that he’s only managed one goal with no assists and that this has only given him enough time to claim that he is “very far from his best version.” That seems a little unlikely given that Rodrygo has started every game for Madrid this season.
Further, it is asserted that “Florentino Pérez was confident he would take a step forward after Karim Benzema’s march to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad, but he has taken a step back.”
There are other teams listed as interested, including Tottenham, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain, but “those of Jurgen Klopp are the ones who bet the strongest on ’11’, and would be able to offer an amount close to €100m”
That would most likely only be the case if Mohamed Salah actually moved to Saudi Arabia, which would be implausible in January, especially if Liverpool are in the running for a significant trophy.
Salah, however, is rumored
to have been interested in the move throughout the summer and may try to leave if a better offer comes along.