Mohamed Salah 'offered four sweeteners' as Liverpool set condition for Al-Ittihad transfer exit

Mohamed Salah Liverpool Al-Ittihad

Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool for Al-Ittihad transfer

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 25/08/2023

- 10:02

The 31-year-old is one of the best players in world football

Mohamed Salah has reportedly been offered four sweeteners in order to leave Liverpool for Saudi Arabia this summer.

The Egypt international has established himself as a Reds legend ever since touching down from Roma in 2017.

But Al-Ittihad want to sign Salah and, according to The Sun, have three sweeteners ready to tempt the 31-year-old into leaving Anfield behind.

The Saudi Pro League side are hoping to make Salah the face of the league and will reportedly offer him a five-year contract with a near-a near-£100million basic salary.

Mohamed Salah Liverpool Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah seems to have a strained relationship with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp


That would make the Liverpool star one of the best-paid players on the planet.

They're also prepared to gift Salah the use of a private jet or unlimited plane tickets for the winger and his family.

And the third sweetener is making Salah an ambassador for tourists and investments in Saudi, which would further boost his pay packet.

Right now, Liverpool don't want to let the forward go.

With the Premier League transfer window due to close on September 1, they'd have little time to bring in a world-class replacement.

Yet Liverpool will reportedly let Salah depart if he forces a move.

The player's relationship with Jurgen Klopp has, for the most part, been positive over the past six years.

But cracks have started to show and Salah was livid when Klopp substituted him during the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

The report also says Al-Ittihad would try and convince Salah to join by giving him shares of a team in the future.

And the proposal is similar to the one that lured David Beckham to MLS way back in 2007.

Beckham was permitted to set up his own MLS side in the future.

And he's since done that by creating Inter Miami, who are a team very much on the up following the blockbuster arrival of Lionel Messi.

Al-Ittihad will supposedly try and sign Salah until the very end of the transfer window, with the Saudi Pro League's own summer due to run until September 20.

Liverpool have already been raided by Saudi sides in recent times.

Fabinho left for Al-Ittihad earlier in the summer, moving to the Middle East in a big £40m deal.

And former captain Jordan Henderson departed to play under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq, too.

Klopp wants FIFA to step in to change transfer window dates.

He feels it leaves Premier League and European clubs vulnerable, while also hampering their chances of bringing in replacements.

Speaking earlier this month, Klopp made his feelings known by saying: “The influence of Saudi Arabia is massive at the moment.

“Pretty much the worst thing is that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia is open three weeks longer.


Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool win the Premier League title back in 2020


"If I am right, I heard something like that, then at least in Europe that’s not helpful.

“Uefa or Fifa must find solutions for that. It’s already influential for us but we will have to learn to deal with it.”

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