Liverpool club and its supporters live in a state of anticipation, in light of numerous reports indicating the possibility of the Egyptian international team star, Mohamed Salah, moving to the Saudi Al-Ittihad club, during the current summer transfer market.
The British newspaper “Mirror” stated that Al-Ittihad Club, the Saudi League champion last season 2022-2023, became more confident in obtaining Salah’s services before the end of the summer “Mercato”, and went so far as to confirm that the player could undergo a medical examination after the end of the match between Liverpool and Newcastle today. Sunday in the third round of the English Premier League.
The newspaper said that if Salah, 31, moves to the Saudi League, he will become one of the highest-paid players in the world, stressing that the final decision regarding the player’s survival or his departure from Liverpool will be decided on Monday.
And the Saudi sports channel had confirmed that Mohamed Salah would play his last match with Liverpool against Newcastle United at St James’ Park, and then he would travel to the Emirate of Dubai in order to undergo medical examinations.
sources #Diwaniyah..#Mohamed Salah He will play his last match with Liverpool, after which he will go to Dubai to undergo a medical examination in preparation for joining a club #the Union#Saudi _ Sports pic.twitter.com/BBPaV3VaEg
– Saudi sports channels (@riyadiyatv) August 26, 2023
And “Mirror” believes that if the deal is settled, this will happen before the transfer market in England closes next Friday, and until then it will become clear to what extent Liverpool can persuade Salah to stay or not, knowing that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia closes on September 20 next, That is, after 3 weeks of European leagues.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler wrote – in his column in the Mirror newspaper – “If Salah wants to leave, he will eventually leave. Don’t be surprised if that happens in the next week or two, because the transfer window in Saudi Arabia will still work.”
He added, “Do not be surprised if a big offer arrives to include Salah, because there are few players in the world who enjoy his skills and potential, but I confirm – as a Liverpool fan – that I do not want him to leave. I want him to finish his career here, break all the records I set at Anfield, and he can.
In turn, Football Transfers confirmed that “Liverpool has set its eyes on one of Barcelona’s goals in order to compensate for the possible departure of its star, Salah.”
He explained that Liverpool wants to sign Joao Felix, the Atletico Madrid player, in the event of Salah’s departure, noting that the Portuguese player knows the atmosphere of the English Premier League after wearing a Chelsea shirt during the second half of last season 2022-2023.
Felix wants to leave the “Rochi Blancos” after his relationship with Argentine coach Diego Simeone soured, but the player wants to move to Barcelona, according to numerous reports.