Mo Salah 'wants to leave Liverpool' and replace Cristiano Ronaldo as world's highest-paid player


Mo Salah 'wants to leave Liverpool' and replace Cristiano Ronaldo as world's highest-paid player at Al Ittihad

 Mohamed Salah wants to leave Liverpool amid interest from Saudi Arabia League side Al-Ittihad, it has been claimed.

Salah has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia throughout the summer, with the Gulf nation having secured deals for Europe's elite talent throughout the summer.

Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema, Brazilian sensation Neymar and former Liverpool winger Sadio Mane have all moved to Saudi Arabia this summer, months after Cristiano Ronaldo made a pioneering transfer to Al Nassr in January.

And Salah could be the next player among Europe's elite to move to the burgeoning league.

According to Spanish publication Relevo, the Liverpool star wants to leave the club having been offered the most lucrative salary in the entire Saudi Pro League.

Al-Ittihad representatives have allegedly met with Salah's representatives and will offer the Egyptian higher wages than Cristiano Ronaldo.

The club are said to be convinced that Salah will be lured by the prospect of playing in a Muslim country alongside his eye-watering salary.

The report comes a day after journalist Rudy Galetti claimed Al Ittihad had submitted an offer to Liverpool which, if accepted, would break the Saudi Pro League transfer record set by Al Hilal's £77.3million move for Neymar.

Galetti wrote: "Al Ittihad don't give up for Salah: the club sent a huge offer (more than £79million) to convince especially Klopp - who rejected the idea of his farewell so far - to let him go.

"If Liverpool will accept, it'll be the most expensive deal in the history of Saudi League."

When rumours began to swirl of a potential move to the Saudi Pro League earlier this summer, Salah's agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, took to Twitter to deny that the Egyptian had any desire to leave Liverpool.

Earlier this month, Issa said: "If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn't have renewed the contract last summer."

The attacker still has two years remaining on his contract at Liverpool, while he is part of the club's new leadership group upon the departure of former club captain Jordan Henderson to Al Ettifaq.
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