Elite star wants “significantly” more than £258k/week to sign Liverpool contract: Demands sent via email after meeting

Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool when his contract expires if he isn’t offered a “significantly improved offer” by the Reds.

The Egyptian would also prefer to stay in the Premier League as opposed to moving abroad which raises questions over his loyalty to Liverpool.

Sadio Mane is highly likely to leave the club this summer but it’s yet to be reported that he would join another English side as he looks set to join Bayern Munich.

Sadio Mane

An agreement is yet to be found with the Bundesliga champions but it seems unlikely that he will join any other side as things stand. The Senegal star has won everything there is to win with Liverpool and is seeking a new challenge.

Salah, according to James Pearce and the Athletic, would only renew his terms with Liverpool if he’s offered a “significantly improved” contract.

He is not, however, worried about the length of the deal and isn’t holding out for a four-year extension.

Liverpool haven’t held face-to-face contract talks with Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas, since December when he flew to Miami to have a meeting with Mike Gordon.

Ramy Abbas Issa

Pearce reports that meeting revealed “a vast disparity between” the offer on the table and what Salah is looking to be paid. The Egyptian and his agent sent revised demands via email but ground hasn’t been made on a deal.

Salah was reportedly only offered a 15% increase on his current terms which would have seen him go from £225,000/week to £258,750/week.

Whatever happens, Salah will be at Liverpool next season which grants the Reds some certainty this summer as Divock Origi is set to leave the club while Mane is also likely to leave.

Takumi Minamino could leave as well, with the Japanese star valued at £17million.

Takumi Minamin0

Salah is still an elite player but I imagine his form in 2022 has damaged Issa’s power in negotiations.

Liverpool could argue his dropoff since AFCON could signal a potential dip in performance as he ages further into his 30s.

He’s pedantic about his fitness and the way he looks after his body, often recovering with a post-match swim even on trips to away grounds which has seen him share images and videos of him in a pool at 2am.

That said, even the greats, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, are proving that no footballer can escape the ravages of time.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.


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