It’s been all quiet on the Mohamed Salah front these passed couple of days. And that’s because Liverpool have stepped back from the deal for the moment. With AS Roma holding firm that their man is worth in excess of the £35million that the Reds were willing to pay, Liverpool have been out and about exploring other options.
The club believe that Roma are asking for an amount well above market rates for Salah and are determined not to be pushed into a raw deal. And that’s fair. But Roma are holding the cards right now. They have Salah under contract and the Egyptian forward has made no public comment over the situation.
Of course the transfer window has still not officially opened yet and everybody’s all hot and bothered by all the talks and tenuous links that have been flying around. But there’s still plenty of time to sort out our business. This deal between Liverpool and Roma has every chance of getting sorted out by July.
But a pause in negotiations like this, especially in light of the Virgil van Dijk escapades, further darkens the shadow many have created over FSG’s ability to secure the club’s targets.
Don’t forget the good bit, though. Salah has reportedly agreed personal terms with Liverpool already. There were newsy nuggets last week about the player agreeing to a £90,000 per week contract to move to Merseyside. But as of now, that all hangs in the balance with Liverpool comfortable letting that deal sit while they sound out various players who could fill a similar role in the team as Salah.