In what will be reassuring news for Liverpool fans, Egypt’s sports minister has hinted that Mohamed Salah is set to sign a new contract with the club.
Salah’s current deal expires in 2023. However, there has been renewed concern amongst fans that he would not be extending his stay at Anfield.
That is because Fabrizio Romano reported that Salah’s camp had rejected a new deal with the club in December.
Romano also reported that Salah wanted a similar wage to Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne. Ronaldo’s contract is worth around £500,000 per week. However, according to Sports Illustrated, Liverpool’s top earner is Virgil van Dijk. He earns a reported £220,000 per week.
What has Jurgen Klopp said about the contract of Mohamed Salah?
Fan concerns were increased further when Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp responded to questions about the contract of Mohamed Salah.
Speaking before their game against Brighton in March, the German explained: “Mo definitely expects this club to be ambitious. We have been, and we are.
“Did the signing of Luis Diaz help? I don’t think it is about that. It is Mo’s decision. The club did what it can do. It is all fine.”
On Monday, however, before Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Benfica, Klopp took up a notably different tone.
He said: “I’m happy with it because there’s nothing new to say. That’s good. The decisive parties are talking to each other, and that’s all I need.”
Egypt sports minister reveals conversation with Salah
Egypt’s sports minister, Ashraf Sobhi, has revealed that he has held discussions with Mohamed Salah over his Liverpool contract. He also talked about his footballing future.
In addition, the politician explains that he has advised Salah to leave Anfield and move elsewhere. With the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid tracking his future, the Egyptian forward would no doubt be short of potential options.
However, Salah has seemingly indicated his decision to stay at Liverpool.
“I have advised him to continue his journey in a club other than Liverpool. But his direction now is to renew his contract with Liverpool.”
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