TRANSFER RUMOURS: Roma midfielder Mohamed Salah has reportedly agreed contract terms with Liverpool, ahead of further transfer talks with the Italian Serie A side.
According to reports from the the Times, Salah has verbally agreed terms with the Reds, following negotiations between his agent, Ramy Abbas, and club officials. It is no secret that Klopp is keen to add more attacking firepower as they prepare for next season. It’s looking like the Egyptian forward has emerged as a key target for the German coach.
Salah has had superb season for Roma, playing a pivotal role in the side’s second place finish in Serie A; just four points off champions Juventus, and that has earned him a contract offer worth around £90,000-a-week with the Merseyside club.
The tenacious midfielder joined Roma permanently from Chelsea at the beginning of the 2016-2017, having impressed on loan the previous season. Capable of playing either on the wing or behind a striker, Salah had an impressive campaign where he scored 19 goals and providing 12 assists in 41 appearances.
Liverpool will now look to pressure Roma into selling the Egyptian star, but will need to up their initial offer of £28m to stand a chance of landing the much sought after talent. It is believed that Roma will accept no less than £35m for the player.
Salah may well be keen to return to the Premier League, as it will give him the opportunity to shine that he was not afforded during his spell at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool would be able to offer him game time, especially with the Champions League competition.