Mo Salah's Agent Responds To Rumours Linking Liverpool Star With Barcelona
How much would Mo Salah be worth right now? Teams would spill blood for the Liverpool forward if he was available and his agent has responded to the suggestion he's been offered to Barcelona.
Has a footballer ever increased their valuation in a year as Mo Salah has? Last summer he cost Liverpool just offer £35 million when he traded in Roma and Serie A for the Reds and the Premier League.
It looked a pretty good piece of business back then, now it looks like a friggin steal.
He was the best player in England last season, according to the awards, and scored 32 goals in the league, with another 10 coming in the Champions League.
According to CIES Football Observatory that means the Egyptian is now worth £150 million, and let's be honest it would probably cost more than that to even make Liverpool think about it.
Jurgen Klopp is going to have to deal with a summer of rumours that clubs want him and even his agent is getting involved, rebuking the suggestion from Spanish paper AS that the player had been offered to Barcelona:
The Spanish newspaper reckons that Salah would be an alternative option in case the Catalan giants' move for Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid doesn't happen for some reason.
Alternative options?! Are they kidding? Salah would surely be number one option after the season he's just had. He would tear defences to pieces in Spain.
The report also suggests that because Liverpool look certain to sign Nabil Fekir they've essentially already got a replacement for Salah wrapped up.
None of this adds up.
Salah staying at Anfield at least one more season seems likely.