After one of the best debut campaigns in Premier League history, Mohamed Salah has now signed a new deal with Liverpool. The Egyptian has agreed to terms on a five-year deal just one season after joining the club from Italian side AS Roma.
It comes after a campaign in which he scored 44 goals in 52 appearances and helped Liverpool to a Champions League final appearance.
Such form has seen him linked with the likes of Real Madrid. But one aspect of his new deal makes it clear that Salah is committing himself to the club for the long-term. As reported by the BBC, Salah has no release clause in his new deal.
With a team like Madrid lurking it would have been easy for Salah to demand a set fee in his deal, which would mean Liverpool have to sell.
But without one, the club have no barometer at which he must go and are clearly indicating he sees his long-term future at Anfield and not the Bernabeu.
If worse does come to worse, and Real Madrid decided he is their man somewhere down the line, it will be hard to keep him.
But with Liverpool having no release clause to shackle them into a sale, the amount they could receive for his services would be astronomical. Easily £200 million plus? With free reign to negotiate a price, they could force Real far beyond that mark.
It is a great piece of business from Liverpool, who will now hope Salah can continue where he left off last campaign.