Over the weekend, rumours flared that Mohamed Salah is reportedly demanding an eye-watering £500k per week in order to extend his contract with Liverpool past 2023, when he will be 31-years-old. Several influential Liverpool players have recently extended or renewed their contracts with the club, including Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, and Alisson Becker. With less than two years left on his contract, it is no surprise that Salah’s future is the next that the club are looking to tie down.
However, if negotiations don’t go as smoothly as we’d hope, there are big clubs circling the waters and looking blood.
Salah’s name has been often linked to a move to the Spanish capital, and this time again it is Real Madrid who are supposedly the most interested in procuring the Egyptian star. PSG has also been linked, whether honestly or because every journalist in Europe is defaulting to linking PSG to any good player who may be on the move.
Salah signed for Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017. After a record-breaking inaugural year, he was offered a new contract in 2018. That contract is entering its last two years, and it’s safe to say that Salah has some leverage at the negotiation table, considering the glory he helped bring to the club since the last time he put pen to paper.
Unless we see winter go by with no new contract news for Salah, it’s not worth it to get too concerned just yet.