Liverpool close to record Mohamed Salah deal

Liverpool FC are on the brink of completing the signing of Egypt and AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah for a club record fee in the region of £35 million.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah will become Liverpool recording signing if he completes a deal to join the Reds

Mohamed Salah is close to finalising a move to Anfield for a fee which could top £35 million, making him the most expensive signing in the history of Liverpool FC.

Liverpool FC tried to sign Mohamed Salah two years ago under the leadership of Brendon Rodgers, but failed to agree a fee of £12 million with his then club FC Basel, eventually completing a move to Chelsea FC.

Talks between Liverpool FC and AS Roma were stepped up last week when the Italian giants rejected a formal bid of £28 million, but Liverpool FC are determined to get their man and will return with a increased bid of around £35 million.

Personal terms have already been agreed.  It has been reported the player has verbally said yes to a £90,000 a week contract at Anfield which will double his current salary at AS Roma.

Manager Jürgen Klopp sees Salah as the ideal fit for his system as he adds pace, goals and creativity from a wide attacking area. Liverpool desperately needed such a player when they were missing Sadio Mané last season – although it will not go unnoticed that both Mané and Salah could be notable absentees for Liverpool when the next Africa Cup of Nations is held in January 2019.

Liverpool FC remain keen on several players who, if bought, would be more expensive. They remain hopeful of signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, who would cost a minimum of £50 million, and know they would have to bid big to lure Naby Keita from Red Bull Leipzig as the German side are adamant they will not sell their much coveted midfielder.