The 29-year-old said before the Champions League final last week that he will be staying at Liverpool for the 22/23 season, but his future after that is up in the air.
The Athletic has reported that Salah’s preference is to remain in the Premier League when his current deal at Liverpool expires, this has put Liverpool’s rival on high alert.
It has been over 12 months since talks began between club officials and Salah’s representatives about a new deal, but to date, there has been no agreement reached between the two parties, and time is quickly running out. The Athletic also reported that there has been no face to face discussions between Salah and Liverpool in six months.
A look at potential ins/outs at #LFC this summer, includes some details on Mohamed Salah's contract situation.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) June 1, 2022
Unless he receives a significantly improved offer he intends to leave on a free transfer in 2023 and would look to stay in the PL. https://t.co/PfwCXjaHzr
It has been widely reported that the gap between what Liverpool are prepared to offer and what Salah wants is huge. Exact figures are unclear.
It is believed that the Egypt captain wants to become the sixth highest paid player in the world, putting him behind Paris Saint Germain’s trio of mega stars, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and new Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.
Salah has previously said that he is not asking for ‘crazy’ terms, and is believed to be happy to stay at Liverpool, he is willing to sign a two year extension with the Reds if the terms are up to his expectations.
Salah enjoyed yet another stellar season as he continued to become the focal point of Liverpool’s attack. The winger scored 23 Premier League goals this season, sharing the Golden Boot with Tottenham Hotspur star man Heung min Son. Salah also came out on top in the assists chart with 13 to his name.
As things stand, Salah will lead Liverpool’s charge next season as they look to topple Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, and when the season is done, he will leave as a free agent. Something that Liverpool are desperately trying to avoid.
Liverpool will be looking to add to their attacking options in the summer transfer window as Divock Origi is departing the club as a free agent. Sadio Mane’s future is now uncertain with reports that Bayern Munich are edging closer to a deal, Liverpool are however holding out for at least £42.5 million for the Senegalese.
It looks likely that Liverpool could be heading for a turbulent summer of uncertainty.
Featured Image Credit: Alamy