Report: £34m Liverpool star names demands on extending Anfield stay, it could smash club record
Mohamed Salah is reportedly demanding £500,000-a-week if he is to sign a new long-term contract with Liverpool.
According to the Mirror, the 2017 £34m signing from AS Roma wants to become Liverpool’s highest-paid player in their history if he is to agree to a new deal with the Reds. Salah’s current contract expires with the Anfield side expires in two years.
Liverpool have been productive this summer in tying down key players to new long-term deals with the club. The likes of Fabinho, Alisson Becker and club captain Jordan Henderson have all penned fresh terms with the Reds.
With the futures of important names secured for Jurgen Klopp’s side, Salah is likely next on the list for Liverpool.
Indeed, Salah has been one of the best players in world football since moving to Liverpool over four years ago. The Egyptian winger has scored 127 goals in just over 200 games for the Premier League giants.
And with the former Chelsea attacker showing no sign of slowing down, Liverpool should be working quick behind the scenes to offer Salah a new contract.
However, handing the winger a deal worth £500,000-a-week would be an incredibly risky move.
With Cristiano Ronaldo recently just signing for Manchester United on a contract worth £510,000-a-week according to Spotrac, Liverpool are unlikely in the same financial position to offer a similar fee to Salah.
Indeed, the former Roma star might be one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers. But offering Salah a new deal worth club-breaking £500,000-a-week could cause major problems within the team.