Mohamed Salah IS likely to leave Liverpool this week as Saudi club Al-Ittihad prepare a huge offer, claims ex-Premier League star Jan Aage Fjortoft
Mohamed Salah IS likely to leave Liverpool this week as Saudi club Al-Ittihad prepare huge bid, claims ex-Premier League star Jan Aage Fjortoft
Mohamed Salah is likely to leave Liverpool before this week’s transfer deadline, former Premier League midfielder Jan Aage Fjortoft has said.
As recently reported by Mail Sport, the Reds are not looking to sell superstar Salah, despite Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad registering a strong interest in him.
News of the shocking chase came out last week, but the links were publicly brushed aside by Jurgen Klopp ahead of his side’s victory in Newcastle last weekend.
However, this has not stopped the reigning Saudi Arabian champion from luring Salah and making him the highest paid player in the country.
And in a social media post on Wednesday, Fjortoft, formerly of Middlesbrough and Sheffield United, further fueled the speculation with a bombshell claim.
“I understand it is likely that Salah will leave Liverpool this week,” he wrote on Twitter.
Fjortoft then provided more details in a follow-up tweet, adding: “The money being offered to player AND club is just unbelievable.
“The fact that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia closes on September 7 (as stated on the Saudi – FA site – in other places it even says on the 20th) also makes this more complicated.”
Fjortoft, now a reporter, is seen by some as an insider due to his links with the Premier League and Erling Haaland. However, he has proven himself wrong in the past.
Indeed, he falsely claimed that Kylian Mbappé would leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, while the striker would now stay, and also that Jude Bellingham would like to return to England after leaving Borussia Dortmund. Instead, he joined Real Madrid.
Commenting on the latest twist in the Salah saga, a Liverpool supporter stressed that Fjortoft missed the point with his report on Bellingham, saying: ‘This was an hour before Liverpool pulled out of the race for Bellingham earlier. I think we’re doing fine.’
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Nevertheless, it is clear that Al-Ittihad refuses to give up the hunt for the mercurial frontman and is ready to break the bank to sign him.
They are currently crunching the numbers before formalizing a staggering proposal, which they hope will entice Liverpool to reluctantly sell Salah.
Klopp is fierce that Salah will not leave, especially as the club has little time to find an adequate replacement as the Premier League closes on Friday.
“There is nothing to talk about, we have no offer,” Klopp said.
Mo is a Liverpool player and essential to everything we do. If anything, the answer would be “no.”