“Deep down,” says Michael Owen. Mohamed Salah is wanted by the owners of Liverpool, FSG, despite reports that he may sign with Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia. Al-Ittihad Would Salah transfer Al-Ittihad?
Even though the transfer window is still open, Al-Ittihad is making every effort to sign a player, despite Owen’s admission that he “isn’t convinced” Liverpool’s best player will stay.
The former striker continued by saying that the FSG are “under pressure” from the fans and that it wouldn’t look good if they allowed Salah to leave.
Will Salah Make Al-Ittihad Move?
Al-Ittihad are doing everything they can to recruit Mohamed Salah. At the same time, the Saudi Pro League transfer market is still open, despite Owen’s admission that he “isn’t convinced” Liverpool’s star player would stay.
The former striker said, “Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are ‘under pressure’ from the Liverpool fans, and it wouldn’t be a good look if they allowed Salah to leave now,” he told Premier League Productions.
According to Sky Sports, the Reds appear to have rejected a £150 million transfer deal for the 31-year-old at this time, but they will still make another offer.
Jurgen Klopp doesn’t benefit from this because the English summer transfer season is closed, and his club has made a solid start; the last thing he needs is for such a significant player to depart.
It would be intriguing to see how the decision-makers at Anfield respond if a transfer fee of more than £200 million is put on the table for Salah as Liverpool did with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
I don’t know if he’ll still be (at Liverpool after the Saudi window ends),” said Owen. As we saw, a player was furious after being replaced just a few games ago at Stamford Bridge. I seriously doubt that he found that enjoyable.
Mo Salah will surely benefit from leaving, but I’m unsure if he would want to. Nevertheless, he is a very wealthy man. From Liverpool’s perspective, the most important thing is that even if a very alluring offer came in, let’s say £200 million, for a 31-year-old, it’s a pretty alluring offer.
The issue is that FSG is weak since the fans are dissatisfied with the ownership. They might feel some pressure if they decide to sell one of their greatest players. It’ll be a fascinating one. They will think, “Wow, that’s too good to turn down.”
Where else are you going to find those objectives, though? It’s very challenging because even after a thorough search and spending £100 million on someone, it doesn’t guarantee the results he constantly produces.
Liverpool Fans and FSG
There is a rocky connection between the club’s owners and fans, with many feeling resentful and upset that they don’t support Klopp enough.
They cannot dispute given the work FSG has done at Anfield, the new training facility, and maintaining the club’s financial stability.
However, many believe Klopp deserved greater support in the transfer market for all he has accomplished for Liverpool, including ending their 30-year title drought.