After what felt like weeks of ‘will they, won’t they’ Liverpool have completed the signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma. The club announced earlier in the evening via LiverpoolFC.com.
Liverpool have officially completed the signing of Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from Roma in a club record deal believed to be worth up to £39m. He will officially join Liverpool on July 1st.
Salah, who now becomes the most expensive African player of all time ahead of Sadio Mane, signed a long-term contract at Anfield on Thursday.
“I’m very excited to be here. I’m very happy, I will give 100 per cent and give everything for the club. I really want to win something for this club.
We have a great team and very good players. I was watching the games last year and everyone was giving 100 per cent to win something.
Everyone can see the coach gives everything. I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us.”
The 25-year-old is the second new face to arrive this summer after the recent capture of teenage striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea, with both to be registered as Liverpool players on 1st July when the transfer window formally opens.
There has been a shuffle of squad numbers as he will wear the number 11 shirt, whilst Roberto Firmino will switch to the vacant number nine. Providing further indication of Klopp potentially being happy for Firmino to lead the line next season.
Salah who scored 29 goals in 65 appearances in Serie A across two seasons with Roma, will form part of an exciting attacking unit next season alongside Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana next season.
Such attacking intent will easily sell Brand Liverpool in Europe as the club plans its return to the Champions League for only the second time since 2009.