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Mo Salah has been given fresh warning over Saudi transfer as Al Ittihad prepare new move

Mo Salah has been given fresh warning over Saudi transfer as Al Ittihad prepare new move

Mohamed Salah was heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Salah has been given warnings over a move to Saudi Arabia despite being a ‘personal favourite’ of the Saudi Professional League chief.

Over the summer transfer window, Salah was heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad.

However, Liverpool stood firm as Jurgen Klopp publicly stated that Salah was not for sale.

Al Ittihad eventually shelved their interest after having a bid rejected by the Anfield club.

As the January transfer window is less than three months away, Al Ittihad are likely to be going back in for Salah after it was reported that the Egyptian is a personal favourite of Saudi Professional League director of football Michael Emenalo.

As per The Metro, Emenalo said: “Mo is welcome at any time, but no one is pressured or forced to come.

“If anyone wants to come here and there is an opportunity to work with the transferring club in a very respectful and professional manner, we would be very happy to have them.”

He added: “But Mo is a personal favorite of mine.”

Moving to Saudi Arabia sounds extremely lucrative from a financial point of view. However, the likes of Karim Benzema and Jota will have already warned Salah about a potential move.


Last month, it was reported that Benzema was uncomfortable at Al Ittihad after apparent tension between the striker and manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

In addition, Portuguese forward Jota, who also joined Al Ittihad in the summer has also had a tough start.

According to Saudi journalist Waleed Al Farraj, the bosses at Al Ittihad are already keen to get rid of Jota as he ‘does not serve the team’.

As a result, reports regarding both Benzema and Jota's experiences in the Middle East may have a bearing on Salah's decision, with the 'Egyptian King' a much-loved figure in Merseyside.

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League, Mohamed Salah, Football, Liverpool