Liverpool have unequivocally told Saudi Arabian top side Al Ittihad that forward Mohamed Salah is not for sale with Saudi League mega rich clubs keen to poach the world’s best football talents.
Salah has reportedly angered manager Jurgen Klopp by flirting with a move to Saudi Arabia despite the Merseyside side’s reluctance in sanctioning his sale according to emerging reports in the English media on Thursday evening.
The Reds have already suffered from Saudi interest in their players with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho already moving to the Middle East this summer and have released a statement stressing that they are not willing to do any such business again in this window.
Reports monitored in British media organizations by Prime Business Africa show that Salah is set to earn over £1m every week which is tax free.
The total package of the supposed Salah deal is worth over £257m.
Liverpool’s business this transfer window saw them splash the cash for Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo after losing the influential midfielders.
The Reds will be loathe to lose another star player with less than two weeks to the end of the transfer window alhough with a good offer the club could delve into the transfer market for a bargain buy.
Al-Ittihad are ‘racing against time to persuade Salah and Liverpool to accept the major deal’ before the Saudi transfer window closes on September 7.
Salah’s agent had earlier in the transfer window denied that his client is interested in a move to Saudi Arabia but that stance seem to have changed.
The ‘Egyptian Messi’ it could be recalled, threw a strop when he was substituted off in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea in their first league game of the 2023/2024 season.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.