Mohamed Salah signed a long term contract extension in the summer of 2018 that would keep him at Anfield until 2023. Now it’s nearly a month into 2021 and right around the time that the Liverpool record-breaker and his team should be working on re-negotiating.
Rumors about Real Madrid having an interest in the player have sprouted up in recent months. This is unsurprising, considering Salah’s incredible last few seasons. Also unsurprising is the way that Salah is handling the situation, politely and politically toeing the line between reiterating his loyalty to the club while also alluding to the fact that he’s expecting a hefty pay raise to stick around.
“If you ask, I say I want to stay here as long as I can, but as I have said before, it is in the hands of the club. I will always give 100 per cent to the last minute I am in this club and I want to win as many trophies as I can. And I want to give 100 per cent to the people, who show me love all the time,” the player told a Norwegian channel.
Salah has led the Reds through their most prosperous years in recent memory. There is no doubt that the club will want to lock him down with another contract extension some time soon to dampen the speculation over his future.