The prospect of losing Mohamed Salah to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad, who have reportedly offered a whopping £150m for the Egyptian, has divided Liverpool fans. Some think that the Reds should take the money and invest it in their squad, while others say that Salah is too important and valuable to let go.
Salah has been a phenomenal player for Liverpool since he arrived from Roma in 2017, scoring 134 goals and assisting 54 more in 212 games for the club. He has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success, helping them win the Champions League, the Premier League, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup, and collecting several individual honours, including two Golden Boots and the African Player of the Year.
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However, Salah’s future at Liverpool has been in doubt for some time, as he has expressed his interest in playing in Spain and has not agreed to a new contract with the club. His current deal runs out in 2023, and Liverpool may have to decide whether to sell him now or risk losing him for nothing later.
Liverpool fans reactions on Salah’s selling news
One Liverpool fan, writing to Football365, proposed that the club should accept Al-Ittihad’s bid and use the funds to sign three new players to complete their squad makeover. He identified Florian Wirtz from Bayer Leverkusen, who is valued at £69m and has been linked with Newcastle, as well as a right back and a centre back as his preferred targets. He claimed that these three players could be signed for the same wages as Salah earns now, and that they would make Liverpool more balanced and competitive.
Another Liverpool fan, however, opposed this idea, saying that selling Salah would be a huge blunder and that he is worth more than any amount of money. He argued that Salah is a unique player who can score goals from any position and situation, and that he is essential for Liverpool’s style of play and attacking threat. He also pointed out that Salah has a great relationship with his teammates and the fans, and that he is a role model for young players and a symbol of diversity and tolerance.
The debate over Salah’s future will likely continue until he makes a decision on his next move or signs a new contract with Liverpool. The club may also have to consider other factors, such as the impact of COVID-19 on their finances, the availability of suitable replacements, and the ambitions of their rivals. Whatever happens, he will always be remembered as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players and a legend of the game.