There have been strong rumours of Mohamed Salah undergoing a medical this week to complete his move to Liverpool from AS Roma, but James Pearce reports that no medical has been booked this week. Much of the noise over the weekend centered on Tuesday being a day when all would be revealed. However, the two clubs concerned seem to be a little short of the mooted £35 million compromise.
The undeniable pressure of meeting Financial Fair Play (FFP) demands for Roma give Liverpool the upper hand in negotiations despite the formidable Monchi proving to be a stubborn and more experienced opponent for Michael Edwards. Liverpool’s sporting director has reportedly led the negotiations, but impatience is growing after bending the knee to Southampton over the pursuit of star defender Virgil van Dijk.
Salah is a relented player who fits the needs of a squad that has made progress under Klopp during his tenure at a time when much more is required to make the next step with potential Champions League football to come next season. This is yet another Salah update on a transfer saga that is still stuck in the negotiation phase with a supposedly imminent agreement that has not yet been agreed despite looking somewhat likely. As you were.