Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah wants his new contract with Liverpool FC to reflect his contribution to the club. The 29-year-old said he had not asked his team to do anything “crazy” about the contract extension, only a fair assessment of his qualities.
The current contract with the “Reds” will expire in 18 months. Al-Madfai repeated several times that his stay or possible departure from Anfield is only in the hands of the club. According to British media, Salah demands a weekly salary of more than 300 thousand pounds (about 359 thousand euros).
This will significantly strain Liverpool’s salary budget and at the same time represent a major policy change for the club, which has so far refused to award lucrative contracts to players over the age of 30.
Salah came to the English club in 2017, coming from Roma, and scored 111 goals in 165 league matches in the Liverpool shirt. He has scored 16 goals this year in 20 matches and is on his way to winning the Premier League’s top scorer title, which he will take for the third time in five years.
“I want to stay in the team, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in the hands of the club officials. They know what I want. I’m not asking for any crazy things.” Salah told GQ magazine. “I played for Liverpool for the fifth season, and I know the club very well. I love the local fans and they love me. But everyone knows the club’s policies. It is entirely up to them.” The Agence France-Presse quoted the striker, who is currently representing his country in the African Nations Cup in Cameroon.
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