Report: Liverpool hoping for Mo Salah contract breakthrough before new year
Liverpool are not close to agreeing a new contract with Mo Salah as things stand but are looking to get negotiations wrapped up by the new year, according to reports today.
Sunday World claim that the Reds are ‘optimistic’ about agreeing a new contract with Salah, with talk of a £300k-a-week deal being discussed as things stand.
Sunday World claim that put Salah as the highest earning player in the squad, some way above Virgil van Dijk who is said to be on £220k-a-week.
Salah’s form this season has been blistering and the Reds are desperate to keep hold of the 29-year-old. However, Sunday World report that FSG are still considering the club’s wage structure, and given Salah is 29, are weighing up the best course of action.
However, it is claimed there is an acceptance within the club that Salah should be paid the top money. FSG, then, could have to raise their wage structure to fit the Egyptian in.
Liverpool travel to Manchester City today looking to continue their fine form in the Premier League.
TBR’s View: Liverpool should just pay up for Salah
Because really, why wouldn’t you? Where and with who, would the club replace such an integral figure in this squad?
Salah brings everything to the table. Hard work, goals, assists, and a humbleness which endears him to supporters. If paying him £300k-a-week is what it takes, then the Reds should just do it.
The pressure is on FSG to sort this now. If they do let Salah go, then Anfield will be unanimous in its dismay.