Liverpool close in on Mohamed Salah
Liverpool’s transfer of Mohamed Salah from Roma was supposed to be close to completion this week, once Egypt played their final match of the season against Tunisia.
Jurgen Klopp has targeted Salah as a player that can provide even more pace to his team, with Liverpool struggling when Sadio Mane was unavailable in 2016/2017.
Liverpool have made two offers for Salah, according to the Italian and Egyptian press, the latest one was for 40 million euros plus incentives.
Salah tells Roma he wants to go
Nevertheless, Roma are still holding out for a bigger offer for Salah from Liverpool and a deal is yet to be agreed.
On Tuesday evening, Salah pushed the move a little closer by telling Roma that he “wants the chance at Liverpool”.
This is according to Italian Sky Sport transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, who adds that “Salah feels like he has unfinished business in the Premier League after his difficult spell at Chelsea”.
“Unfinished business in the Premier League”
So, whilst Salah hasn’t handed in a transfer request yet – this is pretty rare in modern football due to the fallout on bonuses.
The Egyptian has told Roma that he wants to leave Roma to join Liverpool.
Roma, who reportedly need the money, will surely cash in on a player who wants to leave and only has two years left on his contract.
Di Marzio reports that a fee has still not been agreed, but this is now the only stumbling block to Liverpool’s first signing of the summer.
15 goals & 18 assist in 2016/2017
Liverpool’s move for Salah is expected to move at a quicker pace from this point as his football season is now over at club and international level.
Salah came close to joining Liverpool in 2014 but chose Chelsea instead, when he left Basel. Since then he has impressed on a regular basis in Italy, first with Fiorentina, then with Roma.
The Egyptian winger posted some seriously impressive statistics last season – bagging 15 goals and 18 assists in 31 Serie A matches.