Mo Salah's agent affirms commitment to Liverpool amid link to Saudi league

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 7 Aug 2023

Mohamed Salah's agent has affirmed his client's commitment to English Premier League giants Liverpool, dispelling speculations linking the Egyptian star to a surprise move to the big-spending Saudi Arabia League.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC reacts during the preseason friendly football match between Liverpool Fc and FC Bayern Munchen in Singapore, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2023. AP


According to reports in the Saudi newspaper Arriyadiyah, Ittihad Jeddah is actively pursuing Salah, offering €180m to sign him on a two-year contract while also paying £60m to Liverpool to secure the remaining period in Salah's contract with the Reds.

However, Salah's agent, Ramy Abbas, took to Twitter to refute the story, stating simply: "If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn't have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC."

Despite this denial, Ittihad Jeddah is reportedly considering several high-profile players for their transfer window plans, including the 31-year-old Salah.

The Saudi Pro League has recently witnessed the arrival of notable players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, and Sadio Mane to Al-Nasr; Karim Benzema to Ittihad Jeddah; Ruben Neves to Al-Hilal; and Roberto Firmino to Al-Ahli.

Since joining Liverpool in 2017, the two-time African Player of the Year has been instrumental in the club's lineup, making 305 appearances in total, including 218 games in the English Premier League.

The Egyptian international winger, who celebrated his 31st birthday last month, played a key role in Liverpool's triumphs, helping the team secure the UEFA Champions League title in the 2018/19 season, the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.

Salah has also received numerous individual awards during his time at Liverpool, including the FIFA Puskás Award in 2018, the Footballer of the Year Award in 2018 and 2022, and the English Premier League top scorer award from 2018 to 2022.

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