• September 17, 2021

Exclusive: Liverpool told it makes ‘financial sense’ to meet Mohamed Salah’s contract demands or risk losing star player to PSG

 Exclusive: Liverpool told it makes ‘financial sense’ to meet Mohamed Salah’s contract demands or risk losing star player to PSG


Liverpool and Mohamed Salah remain locked in contract negotiations and the club have been warned it may cost more to replace him than to give the Egyptian forward a new deal.

Having just scored his 100th Premier League goal, the pressure is piling on the club to secure his invaluable services beyond 2023, the expiration of his current deal.

Salah has less than two years left on his current deal

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Salah has less than two years left on his current deal

Salah has scored 100 Premier League goals and is still yet to sign a new contract at Anfield

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Salah has scored 100 Premier League goals and is still yet to sign a new contract at Anfield

It would be an understatement to say that Salah has been vital to Liverpool, although reports claim the winger wants as much as £500,000-a-week to stay.

Speaking on talkSPORT, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan insisted a lucrative new deal makes financial sense.

He said: “It makes sense to give him a big pay rise.

“You look at the Salah situation and say okay, what’s he worth to Liverpool, what would it cost to replace him, if you have to replace Mohamed Salah because you don’t want to give him a pay hike then you have to bring a player who costs 100 million quid.

“If you bring in a 100 million quid player, what’s his salary going to be? His salary is going to be 3/400 grand-a-week, plus you’re going to have that £100m layout.

Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas attempted to force the club’s hand to give him a massive contract

Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas attempted to force the club’s hand to give him a massive contract

“Economically in this deplorable banana republic economics that football exist in then it makes commercial sense to entertain these obscene numbers.

“They’re probably going to hold some ground between what he’s asking for and what they’re offering and that’s a negotiation.

“I suspect so [Salah getting the deal he wants] because where is the negotiation? What’s Liverpool’s opportunity? He’s got two years left to go, they don’t have to do it now, but if they don’t do it now the media pressure will build up.

“The PSG’s will pop up and say ‘we’ll have him off you’ for X amount of money, the Spanish guys that don’t spend any money that get Javier Tebas, the league president criticising everybody else, will be in for him.

“All of a sudden Liverpool will be standing there, fighting the good fight for no particular reason than anyone else’s benefit.”

A whole roster of first team players received a new contract in recent months including Virgil Van dijk

A whole roster of first team players received a new contract in recent months including Virgil Van dijk

Given Salah’s importance to the Reds, it is easy to see why he is reportedly demanding such high figures.

Sooner or later an outcome will be reached and for all Liverpool supporters they will hope to see him put pen to paper as soon as possible.





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