Roma confirm Mohamed Salah fee as club-record transfer for Liverpool

AS Roma have confirmed that Liverpool paid an initial £36.9 million for Mohamed Salah, which makes him the Reds’ club-record signing.

The 25-year-old signed a long-term deal with the club on Thursday, after completing a medical at Melwood, concluding lengthy negotiations with Roma.

After rejecting an initial £28 million offer from the Premier League outfit, Eusebio Di Francesco’s side agreed a deal on Tuesday.

And confirming Salah’s departure, Roma have revealed that Liverpool will pay an initial £36.9 million for the winger, which makes him the club’s record signing.

The Reds’ previous highest outlay was for Andy Carroll in 2011, when they paid Newcastle United an incredible £35 million.

Liverpool could also pay Roma a further £7 million in add-ons, based on both the player and his new club achieving various performance-related targets.

Salah will wear the No. 11 shirt for Liverpool, with Roberto Firmino taking the No. 9 shirt previously vacated by the club’s third-biggest signing, Christian Benteke.

Benteke joined from Aston Villa in 2014, for £32.5 million, but left to join Crystal Palace after just one season at Anfield, with the Eagles paying Liverpool an initial £27 million.

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