Liverpool star Mo Salah’s future becomes clear as major Saudi Pro League decision made


Liverpool star Mohamed Salah’s future has reportedly become clearer amid persistent links with a move to the Saudi Pro League.

Salah was the subject of a deadline day bid from the Saudi Pro League in August, who were keen to sign him for Al Ittihad.

The bid was believed to be around £200 million, and was rejected by Liverpool chiefs as they did not want to sell the Egyptian and would not have had time to source a replacement in any case.

Reports subsequently claimed that the Saudi Pro League would return with another bid for Salah in January if Liverpool were not challenging for the Premier League title – but that proved not to be the case.

The 31-year-old will enter the final 12 months of his contract this summer, leaving the Reds with a decision to make on whether to cash in on one of their greatest players of the Premier League era, or attempt to convince him to agree to fresh terms.

But Liverpool, who will part company with manager Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season, may have received a sizeable boost in their efforts to keep Salah at Anfield.

Bloomberg report that Saudi Arabian clubs will not repeat their spending from last summer, with the Kingdom ‘making plans to reduce losses and build a more sustainable domestic transfer market’.

It is claimed that one key reason behind this is the fact that the Saudi Pro League raised just $15.7 million from outgoing transfers last season, as opposed to $875 million on the arrival of players from foreign leagues.

Speaking to Bloomberg, the Saudi Pro League’s COO Carlo Nohra explained: “The deals were not signed for just one season, so it is imperative to the clubs to try to act, they will have to offload players to free up some budget to be able to buy new ones.

On improvements to football facilities in Saudi Arabia, he continued: “Making consumer experience a better experience is part of the transformation strategy, but nothing is going to change overnight, especially with the kind of facilities we have at the moment.”

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