Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah is reportedly edging nearer to extending his stay at Anfield, rather than leaving at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old has become one of the Reds’ greatest players of all time since joining back in the summer of 2017, producing astonishing attacking numbers.
Salah has now scored 204 goals and registered 82 assists for Liverpool in 332 appearances, with a brace coming his way in the thrilling 4-2 win over Newcastle United on Monday night.
There are concerns over the Egyptian King’s future at Anfield, however, with a huge offer likely to arrive from the Saudi Pro League this summer, and Salah’s current deal expiring in 2025.
According to Football Transfers, however, the legendary Liverpool attacker is now more likely to sign an extension than leave this year:
“Mohamed Salah is inching closer to signing a new contract with the club, FootballTransfers in conjunction with Anfield Watch can reveal. The winger is now leaning towards a new extension, quashing speculation about a potential move to Saudi Arabia this year.
“Anfield Watch and FootballTransfers have been told that the Egypt international’s openness to a contract renewal has prompted a shift in Liverpool’s transfer strategy. The club had been actively exploring contingency options for a replacement for Salah until recently. However, with the latest developments, Liverpool have now scaled back the search for a winger.”
Our thoughts on Salah signing a new Liverpool contract…
At 31, Salah may not be getting any younger as a footballer, but he remains his side’s best and most prolific attacking player, and there is no reason why he can’t remain at this level for another three or years.
Should a massive offer arrive, as was the case last summer when a £150m bid from Al-Ittihad was rejected, some may be tempted to let him leave, but he is going to be one of the toughest players in world football to replace, such is his brilliance.
It would be far more preferable to see Salah stay put at Liverpool beyond 2025 – an extension until 2027 or 2028 would arguably make the most sense – and the hope is that he sees what Jurgen Klopp is doing with his new-look side and wants to continue being a key part of it.
Leaving for Saudi Arabia would be a real waste at this stage of his career, and he can remain a world-class figure for some time, possibly even leaving eventually as the greatest Reds player in history.