Liverpool ready to offer £44m for Gelson Martins
TRANSFER RUMOURS. Liverpool are now ready to offer £44m bid for Sporting winger Gelson Martins, according to reports in Portugal. According to reports this is regardless of whether they manage to sign Mohamed Salah.
There have been claims we’ve already had a £35m offer turned down by Sporting, but are said to be making an increased offer for the Portugal international with a bid that’s close to the 22-year-old’s €60m (£52.5m) release clause.
Last week, reports in Portugal claimed that Manchester United had entered the race to sign Martins as Jose Mourinho is also on the hunt for a new winger to bolster his squad ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League.
According to goal.com Real Madrid were also after him, they also claim he’s only on €120k per year!! Surely this cant be correct, a move to any top European club will ensure he earns that per week!
Martins was one of Sporting’s standout players last season as he scored six goals and registered nine assists in 32 league appearances.
Liverpool also remain in talks with Roma to sign Mohamed Salah and although a £90,000-a-week contract has been reportedly agreed with the Egypt international, the two clubs are yet to agree a fee.