Reports suggest Liverpool ‘to review terms’ of Mohamed Salah’s contract and tell Real Madrid £200m won’t buy him

26 April 2018

Liverpool have reportedly told Real Madrid Mohamed Salah will not even be sold if an offer of £200 million is forthcoming, while contract discussions could be on the way.


The Reds’ No. 11 has been an utter revelation this season, plundering 43 goal across all competitions so far and breaking records with regularity.

His debut campaign on Merseyside has been an unprecedented success, with his pace and movement a perfect component for Jurgen Klopp‘s team and style of play.

Naturally, such an incredible goal return has seen a few rumours start up that Real Madrid want to sign him—but the clear message from Anfield is that Salah is off-limits.

The Daily Mail‘s Dominic King reports that the Reds have a strong relationship with Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas, and that the terms of his contract will be reviewed.

While not specific in the manner of exactly how such terms might be altered, there are clear and obvious measures to improve Salah’s £90,000-a-week package.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal to equalise and make the score 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

• Entirely new contract

• Raised wages without extending deal length

• Improved bonus structures, including potential Ballon d’Or nomination

Meanwhile, the report also suggests that Salah’s market value has doubled since the turn of the year, from £100 million to more than £200 million—with the Reds telling Real Madrid even that figure wouldn’t land him.

The Reds could well be extremely busy over summer, not just looking for new players but extending the contracts of their current squad.

Roberto Firmino is set for a new deal after a stellar season of his own, with the Brazilian quickly closing in on 30 goals for the campaign.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Champions League Quarter Final 2nd Leg match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: 10th April 2018. Picture credit should read: David Klein/Sportimage via PA Images

There’s also still the Emre Can situation to resolve, with the German midfielder out of contract in the summer and with his future uncertain.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is also likely to seal a new deal after a breakthrough campaign which has seen him emerge as a first-team regular at right-back.

The quartet of James Milner, Alberto Moreno, Ragnar Klavan and Adam Bogdan will all have just one year left on their respective contracts this summer.

Milner seems most likely to get an extension, while reserve goalkeeper Bogdan will likely depart.

Moreno could go either way, depending on his desire for further action, while Klavan seems most probable to simply allow to see out the final year, given he turns 33 next term and is not a regular.

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