Liverpool have had a £28 million bid for winger Mohamed Salah rejected by Roma. The Reds are in the market for a creative, pacy wide man, and the Serie A star definitely fits the bill at Anfield.
According to reports, Roma want £40m for the Egyptian international, who has been on fire on the Italian peninsula since arriving in the winter of 2015. Salah was under contract with English Premier League side Chelsea, where he played just 13 times in a season and a half. He was loaned to Serie A’s Fiorentina in February 2015, and scored nine goals in 26 games; completely transforming the Viola after arriving.
Salah joined Roma in the summer of 2015 on loan from Chelsea and was one of the team’s most consistent players, tallying 15 goals in 42 games. Last summer, Roma made the deal permanent at a total cost of £20m, and Salah responded by scoring 19 goals in 41 games. In all, Salah tallied more goals and assists than Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, who was the Reds’ top goals and assists man in 2016-17.
Changing times in Rome
Roma have just said goodbye to iconic player Francesco Totti. Meanwhile, the club have welcomed new director of football Monchi. The Spanish football architect was the man behind Sevilla’s great successes over the last decade, and hopes to replicate it at the Stadio Olimpico.
Contract agreed with Liverpool
Italian media has stated that Salah has agreed a contract with Liverpool for £4m a season. While Salah has been so important to Roma, and the club will have Champions League football next term, Monchi seems to be happy to sell his top stars to make room for new signings to re-build Roma.
Mohamed Salah Key Stats 2016-17:
- 15 goals in 31 Serie A matches
- 11 assists in 31 Serie A matches
- 2.3 key passes per match
- 0.5 cross per match
- 2.6 shots per match
Salah’s pace would be a perfect addition to Sadio Mane on Liverpool’s opposite flank, and the club are still tracking Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.