Mohamed Salah is set to sign a new contract with Liverpool. His current deal runs out in 2023, but Salah is ready to ignore interest from Europe’s elite clubs to sign a four-year extension with Liverpool. After months of speculation over his future, the 29-year-old wants to show his commitment and remain at Liverpool until he hangs his boots.
Three of the Sunday papers (Daily Mirror, Daily Star, and Express) all reported that Salah is edging closer to agreeing a new contract “that would keep him at Liverpool until the end of his career”.
Salah reportedly rejected a $525k per week wage from Liverpool, hoping the new deal would see him earn $650k a week. However, the Egyptian superstar is ready to compromise so a settlement could be reached within the next weeks. Salah’s new contract will see him stay with Liverpool at least until 2027 when he’ll be 34.
Salah, already a Liverpool great
Last year, the attacker failed to play down claims around a potential departure to a Spanish club, by saying both Barcelona and Real Madrid sound attractive to any player. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain were also paying attention to his situation. Salah is one of the best buys in Liverpool’s history. He joined from AS Roma in 2017 for $50 million and went on to win the Champions League, the Premier League, and the League Cup at the club.
This season, he netted 20 times in the Premier League, leading the scoring ranks in the English top flight. He is currently one of the main contenders for the Ballon d’Or trophy, alongside Lewandowski, Mbappe, and Benzema. In the odds race, he’s at +450, behind Lewandowski at +250. Benzema stands at +700, with Mbappe now at +750. 2021 winner Lionel Messi is just fifth, at +1200.
The bookies seem quite certain themselves that Salah will not be on the move in the foreseeable future. At +600, Real Madrid is now the favorites to sign him this summer, followed by Paris Saint-Germain at +900 and Arsenal at +1300. FC Barcelona and Juventus weren’t given odds for Salah’s transfer.