Liverpool have confirmed the £34.3 million signing of Egypt international winger Mohamed Salah from Roma, their second arrival of the summer.
Salah was the subject of a lengthy pursuit from the Reds, with the two clubs locked in talks for weeks, and their valuations initially far apart.
But Liverpool agreed a fee believed to be worth an initial £36.9 million on Tuesday, with Salah travelling to Merseyside to undergo a medical and sign a five-year contract.
This fee eclipses the Reds’ previous transfer record, the £35 million paid to sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle United in 2011.
The 25-year-old is reportedly set to earn £90,000 a week, and will wear the No. 11 shirt previously worn by Roberto Firmino, who takes the No. 9.
The Egyptian scored 15 goals and laid on a further 13 in 31 games in last season’s Serie A, as Roma finished second behind Juventus.