Mohamed Salah: Liverpool to make Egyptian forward highest paid star in EPL
Mohamed Salah set to become one of the highest paid EPL player – Liverpool want to offer the forward £430,000-a-week deal to fend off the likes of Real Madrid – Salah’s current deal with the Reds expires in the summer of 2023 after joining them from Roma in 2017 Liverpool are reportedly planning to offer Mohamed Salah an incredible new deal which will see him earn about £22.4 million annually. The Egyptian forward has been phenomenon for the Reds since he joined them from AS Roma in a deal valued around €42 million in 2017. His current deal with the Merseyside team will not expire until 2023 but the Kop are hoping they can keep the likes of Real Madrid from luring him away from Anfield anytime soon.
If Salah signs this new mega deal, he will become the second highest Premier League earner after Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez, who earns about £26 million a year.
This means that the former Chelsea forward will pocket a whopping £430,000-a-week at the club the moment the deal is signed. The 27-year-old has scored 54 goals in 74 Premier League matches since joining in 2017, and also helped them win Champions League title last season. He has won the top scorers award in his first two seasons representing the Reds – Although he was a joint top scorer with Aubameyang and Sadio Mane in his second term.
Salah was also crowned with both the PFA and Football Writers’ player of the year awards after his superb performances for the club.
The forward was however unable to replicate his form for his country at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations championship after being ousted by South Africa at the round of 16. It was a shock for the attacker who broke down in an uncontrollable tears as they fail to reach the final like they did in 2017. According to SunSport, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane remains a big admirer of Salah and would give anything to have the star in his squad. But they have not made any bid since they lost Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus immediately after 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile players like Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and a few others have joined the Galacticos while they are still making attempt to land Paul Pogba. Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool suffered their first preseason defeat following their 3-2 defeat to German League side Borussia Dortmund at the Notre Dame Stadium. Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored a goal each to hand the Bundesliga side the victory in the encounter. While a goal each from Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster couldn’t help the Premier League side avoid defeat after the match.