British media reports claimed that Liverpool had identified a replacement for the Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, if the latter insisted on accepting the fantastic offer made to him by Al-Ittihad, the Saudi Professional League champion.
And the British newspaper “Sun” reported that the “Reds” want to include Portuguese Joao Felix, the player of Atletico Madrid, who wants to leave the Spanish capital team before the end of the summer Mercato, the day after tomorrow, Thursday.
Felix had returned to the “Atleti” after an unsuccessful loan for a year and a half with Chelsea, and he may soon return to the Premier League in the event of Salah’s departure.
On the other hand, the Italian journalist specializing in news of player transfers, Fabizio Romano, confirmed that Felix wants to move to Barcelona because he is “his dream team and will be his first choice” and is ready to wait for him until next Friday.
João Felix’s stance remains the same: he wants Barcelona and he’s waiting for Barça until Friday 🔵🔴🇵🇹 #FCB https://t.co/SM11urHnNy
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 29, 2023
And the American sports network “CBS” quoted an unnamed source that Al-Ittihad made an offer of $ 162 million to Liverpool in exchange for abandoning the “Egyptian Pharaoh”, and added that the Saudi club put the inclusion of the Egyptian star on top of its priorities, and for this reason it made a fabulous offer that exceeded what it paid. His compatriot Al-Hilal, in exchange for the inclusion of Brazilian star Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, for $ 97 million.
The network refuted the Saudi offer as $108 million as a guaranteed amount, in addition to 54 million additions and bonuses related to performance, all of which will not be easy to achieve.
And the network added that the federation will offer Mohamed Salah – who is linked to a contract with “Liver” that extends until the summer of 2025 – a salary similar to that of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, who receive – according to the American network – a salary, additions and bonuses amounting to $ 216 million annually, in the hope that he will convince the star. Al-Masry, and moves to play in the Saudi League.
Despite all these huge sums offered, Liverpool is still insisting on not allowing Mohamed Salah to leave, especially after his good performance in the deadly “Reds” victory – last Sunday – over Newcastle 2-1, where the decisive pass for the winning goal came from Mohamed Salah himself. .