Mohamed Salah’s New Liverpool Contract Could Be Astronomically Expensive
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Liverpool have fended off interest from Barcelona by giving Mo Salah a monumental new contract.
Salah recently signed a new deal at Liverpool which could see him earning huge amounts of money, if he is to activate certain clauses in his contract. According to The Athletic this new wage could reach up to £400,000.
Salah’s new contract makes him the highest paid player at Liverpool by some distance, overtaking Van Dijk who is said to be earning around £220,000 a week.
This new contract, which keeps him at Anfield until 2023, is said to be full of performance bonuses should the clinical winger reach his ambitious goal and assist targets.
Having scored 156 goals in 254 appearances for the Reds and winning both the golden boot and the playmaker award last season, you would fully expect Salah to reach those lucrative performance bonuses.
The 30-year-old’s incredible goal scoring record has meant he was the subject of interest from a host of Europe’s top clubs.
But his new contract blows any attempts for his signature out of the water.
Salah would've been free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club in January.
According to The Athletic, Barcelona were said to be one of the clubs monitoring his contract situation.
Whilst Barca have been struggling with financial issues as of late, the prospect of signing Salah, without having to pay a transfer fee, was mouth-watering for the Catalan club.
Barcelona recently announced the signings of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, who both join on a free, such is their current business model to cut as many costs as possible.
The Catalan side are already looking for alternatives to Mo Salah, as they turn their attention to fellow Liverpool target Raphinha, who has been the subject of a transfer saga this summer.
Raphinha is said to be keen on a move to Camp Nou, but Barcelona are yet to stump up the £65 million fee that Leeds have already agreed with Chelsea.
With Salah signing a new deal, Liverpool are seemingly out of the race for Raphinha, having already spent £85 million on Darwin Núñez.
Raphinha’s future will be one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks with Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal all interested in the Brazilian international.
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Topics: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Barcelona, Raphinha