Journalist believes Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool next summer

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Liverpool legend Mohamed Salah could possibly look to leave the club during next summer’s transfer window, according to journalist Ismael Mahmoud.

The Egyptian King has become a true Reds legend over the past six years, arriving as someone who had struggled at Chelsea, only to silence the doubters emphatically after joining from Roma.

Salah has now scored 186 times in 305 matches for Liverpool, not to mention chipping in with 79 assists, and he has inspired his side to Premier League and Champions League glory, as well as numerous other trophies.

The 31-year-old’s current Reds deal does expire in the summer of 2025, however, and it remains to be seen if he will end up signing an extension further down the line, or look to move elsewhere.

There is a chance that Salah could head to Saudi Arabia, just like Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have done recently, and speaking to The Redmen TV [via Empire of the Kop], Mahmoud admitted that it could easily happen:

“For €60 million, Liverpool will not let him go, the door is closed this summer. He wants to wait and see the Saudi project before he makes a decision [next year].

“He is 100% open to Saudi but he knows if he takes the step to [Saudi Arabia] he won’t be in Europe again. Maybe he will go next year or two or after his contract. But not this year. Mo wants to stay in Europe for at least one more year.”

Our thoughts on Salah’s Liverpool future…

For starters, it is a clear boost for Liverpool that Mahmoud has played down any talk of Salah moving on this summer, but it is easy to see things looking different in 12 months’ time.

At that point, the Reds superstar will only have one year left on his contract and he could be swayed by the idea of moving to Saudi Arabia for enormous money or joining another European powerhouse.

He may feel that he has taken Liverpool as far as he can at that point, depending on how the 2023/24 season plays out, although the hope is that he remains on Merseyside for many more years to come.

To leave for Saudi Arabia at 32 years of age would feel like a waste, considering he is good enough and fit enough to be playing at the very highest level until he is closer to 40 than 30, as the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowksi and Karim Benzema have, but the decision will ultimately lie with him.

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