Al-Ittihad Club (the Saudi League title holder) did not give up and was following a path in its attempts to include the Egyptian international star, Mohamed Salah, from Liverpool, England, and made a new offer that was described as “amazing”, according to British reports.
And the newspaper “The Sun” confirmed that the Jeddah Federation offered Liverpool a huge sum in order to give up the services of Salah, who currently ranks fifth in the list of the “Reds” scorers throughout history, with 188 goals in all tournaments.
And she explained that the federation offered late last night, Monday, an amount of 215 million pounds sterling (251.6 million euros) with additions, in order to obtain the services of the Egyptian “Pharaoh”.
She added that the federation intends to pay a weekly salary to the Egyptian star, “Abu Makkah,” amounting to 2.45 million pounds (2.86 million euros), without incentives and bonuses, including 55 thousand pounds (64.3 thousand euros) for each victory.
Liverpool receive a world-record bid for Mo Salah
– The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) September 4, 2023
The federation’s offer to the player also included a percentage of shirt sales, in addition to that he would become an ambassador for 3 major Saudi companies, jobs that would revive Salah’s financial treasury with an additional 18 million pounds (21 million euros), with each company willing to pay 6 million pounds.
The Saudi league champion made two offers in recent days at a value of 150 million pounds (175.5 million euros) and then raised it to 170 million pounds (199 million euros) for Salah, but they were met with a categorical refusal from Liverpool, before the Jeddah Federation decided to challenge the “Reds” by submitting its third offer. .
The newspaper indicated that a Saudi delegation had arrived in London – yesterday – in a final attempt to persuade the “Liver” to sell Salah.
The Jeddah Federation seeks to fight until the last moment of closing the summer transfer market in the Kingdom, which is scheduled for next Thursday, to include Salah, and if the efforts end without reaching an agreement, the club will return again in January 2024 for the Egyptian star.
And the Saudi Federation and the League issued a joint statement – yesterday – saying, “As we informed the clubs in Saudi Arabia on June 30, registrations for player transfers to the league will be closed on Thursday, September 7.”
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp had repeatedly confirmed Salah’s stay with the “Reds” this season, stressing that the player was happy at Anfield.
“I had no doubts about his commitment to us,” Klopp said in his last statement. He is our player and he wants to play here.”
Meanwhile, the “This Is Anfield” website, which is close to Liverpool, confirmed that until this moment there is no indication of Salah’s departure in the next few days, and that everyone agrees that he will stay with the “Reds” during the current season 2022-2023 competitions.