As per David Ornstein of The Athletic, Al-Ittihad have a ‘concrete interest’ in Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Having previously expressed interest earlier in the summer, the Saudi Arabian side, who have already completed deals for the likes of Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté this transfer window, have now reignited their interest in the Egyptian international- however it is currently unclear if a deal will materialize.
Furthermore, with Salah having signed a new three-year contract worth around £350,000 with the Reds last summer, his agent has already dismissed reports linking him with a move to the Gulf State in August, but his stance is yet to be known following this latest news.
Since joining Liverpool for €42m in July 2017, the 31-year-old has gone on to write himself in the club’s history books, scoring 187 goals and making 80 assists in 307 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side; as he helped them claim a Champions League, EFL Cup, FA Cup, and their first ever Premier League title.
As a result, and due to him coming off the back of a Premier League season in which he accumulated 19 goals and 12 assists, the loss of Salah would come as a substantial loss to the Anfield Club- who have already seen stalwarts Fabinho and Jordan Henderson depart for Saudi Arabia this summer.
Whether it be with their star right-winger or without him, Liverpool’s next game is set to take place this Sunday 27 August, as when they will travel to St James’ Park to face Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United.
Travis Levison | Get Football