Reputable German journalist Christian Falk suggests that Liverpool might entertain the idea of allowing Mohamed Salah to leave for free rather than selling him to a Saudi Arabian club in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Despite an enticing £150 million offer from Al-Ittihad last summer, Liverpool opted to retain Salah’s services. However, with the looming departure of manager Jürgen Klopp, speculation about Salah’s future at Anfield has intensified.
Falk, the head of the German outlet Bild, reveals that Liverpool remains undecided about Salah’s future. He indicates that the club is willing to forgo a transfer fee in 2025, preferring to let Salah depart on a free transfer, having already recouped the initial investment made in him when he arrived from AS Roma.
Falk stated, as cited by TBR Football:
“Mo Salah might go to Saudi Arabia. In the summer there was an offer, but Liverpool are still not sure whether to let their superstar go. I’ve heard that Liverpool can even imagine letting him go on a free transfer as they’ve already made their money back from what they paid Roma for him.”
Since joining Liverpool from AS Roma for £34.3 million in 2017, Mohamed Salah has established himself as one of the club’s greatest players. With 204 goals and 88 assists in 332 games, the Egyptian has been a prolific contributor to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
In the current season, the 31-year-old has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success, leading the Premier League table with 18 goals and nine assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.