Saudi club shows interest in Liverpool’s star forward, failing to sign Messi: Report

Liverpool's Mo Salah to Al-Hilal

Some sources have said that Saudi giants Al-Hilal, who failed to sign Lionel Messi are now interested in Liverpool’s star Mohammed Salah.

Liverpool finished their season in a rather untidy manner. The Reds finished 5th in Premier League and failed to qualify for UCL. As a, result the club is already working to rebuild the team.

Amidst all this, the Saudi club Al-Hilal seems interested in Liverpool’s star forward Mo Salah. Al-Hilal failed to sign Lionel Messi who joined Inter Miami for free and personal terms worth €50M per year.

The Saudi government wants to uplift the nation’s goodwill by investing more and more in sports. As football is an international sport so it is safe to invest in this sector. Also, the State owns most of the clubs. And as Saudi League is not a part of UEFA, they stay out of every financial regulation imposed by the regulatory body.

As a result, the world saw world-class players join the league in exchange for insane amounts of transfer fees. Cristiano Ronaldo was the first elite-level player to join the Saudi League. He moved to this season’s runner-up Al-Nassr earlier this year for €186M per season deal from Manchester United.

This started the butterfly-effect that followed with other players joining the league. Already Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Ngolo Kante of Chelsea have moved to this season’s Champions Al-Ittihad. They signed at a fee of €200M and €100M respectively per season.

Is Liverpool’s Salah really moving to Al-Hilal?

The ‘Egyptian King’ joined the Merseysiders in the summer of 2017 from Roma for €42M. Since then he has been an indispensable part of the team. He has won almost everything with the Reds and on a personal level as well. He has broken several club records and league records.

Jurgen Klopp while talking about the 30-year-old stated,

“The numbers he creates, we all know that after his career he will be seen as one of the all-time greats, that’s clear…

…He deserves all the praise he gets already and he will get even more after his career, because in a club with the all-time greats we had in the past, being the first one who scores in nine consecutive home games is super-special.”

Although the Anfield giants had a rough season, Salah still managed to score 30 goals and assisted 16 goals in 51 appearances across all competitions (stats via Transfermarkt).

The Egyptian international is almost on the verge of losing his prime at the age of 30. So he will have to find a club for the last possible big transfer of his career.

But Klopp might hold on to him for another season. And for the player, he might not be leaving European football sooner or later.

Even if it is not Al-Ittihad, Liverpool have a tough job finding a replacement for Salah for the right-wing position to maintain the equilibrium of the team.

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