Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool Contract: Details Amidst Transfer Speculations and Klopp’s Departure
As the Premier League’s transfer deadline day drew to a close on September 1, 2023, speculations about Mohamed Salah’s future with Liverpool continued to swirl. The star forward has been rumored to be considering a move to the Saudi Pro League. Reports from the UK suggest that Al Ittihad made a staggering offer of £150 million / $189 million, which Liverpool promptly declined. However, it is anticipated that the interest from Saudi Arabia will persist.
The proposed deal, which would rank Salah as the third most expensive transfer ever, is likely to include a highly lucrative contract that would place Salah among the top earners in a league that already boasts high-profile players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Karim Benzema.
Despite the rumors, it seems improbable that Liverpool will part ways with their star player, particularly as they lack the time to secure a suitable replacement in the current transfer window. Even though Salah is just over a year into his latest contract with Liverpool, the transfer rumors show no signs of abating.
With Jurgen Klopp’s recent announcement of his departure from Liverpool at the end of the season, the future of Salah at Liverpool is likely to come under further scrutiny.
Details of Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool Contract and Salary
Liverpool has described Salah’s contract extension as “long-term”, with reports confirming that it will last until the conclusion of the 2024/25 season. Following lengthy negotiations, Salah’s representatives reached an agreement that made him the highest-paid player in Liverpool’s history, with significant bonuses for goals and assists.
Salah’s weekly wage, previously £200,000 (€231,000/$240,000), has increased to just over £350,000 (€404,000/$424,000), according to Spotrac. At the time, only Kevin De Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the £400,000-per-week mark in the Premier League. This puts Salah’s annual salary at approximately £18.2 million / $22.9 million. However, any contract from the Saudi Pro League would likely exceed this figure, with The Mirror suggesting that Salah could earn over nine times his current Liverpool salary if he were to join Al Ittihad.
Mohamed Salah’s Age
As of September 1, 2023, Salah is 31 years old, having been born on June 15, 1992, in Nagrig, Egypt. The news of the Saudi offer sparked a debate among fans, with many arguing that rejecting a nine-figure offer for a forward in his early 30s might be unwise. The phrase ‘He’s 31’ even trended on UK social media on last year’s deadline day.
Who Represents Mohamed Salah? Agent
Ramy Abbas Issa, Salah’s agent, made headlines when Salah’s contract was announced. Rather than straightforwardly sharing the good news with fans, Issa chose to stir the pot. His past actions have led to doubts about his reliability in providing assurances about Salah’s future. A simple post of a crying laughing emoji from Issa was enough to send Liverpool Twitter into a frenzy.
Liverpool all-time top goalscorers: Can Salah break record?
Salah became just the fifth Liverpool player to score 200 goals for the club in 2023/24, and his form suggests will add to his total of 204 substantially before the end of the season.
The Egypt star has been a sensation at Anfield since signing from Roma in 2017 and has won every trophy going with the Reds, except the Europa League — something he could rectify this season.
The three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner would have to play for many more years in Merseyside if he were to threaten the club record held by Ian Rush, however.