09 Jun 2024 00:33:50
Ed2 can you please inform what is the status of Salah. is he seeing out his contract. it will be loss to Liverpool. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Mo Salah (RW) His agent is hawking him around for one last big payday - Saudi Pro League with the support of Michael Emenalo would certainly seem the most likely destination with Al-Ittihad. Liverpool will look to try and do something to have him extend but his agent will look for a significant increase in salary and Salah has told Liverpool he wants to play in the Olympics and has told Egypt that he will be available for the Olympic Games in Paris, but as a non-FIFA tournament the club can stop him. His agent will also be encouraged to have Salah run down his contract over the next year at Liverpool in exchange for a huge signing on fee in the summer of 2025. Certainly now it is decision time.}

1.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 08:56:11
I can see salah letting his contract run out. Think both vvd and trent will extend but don't think salah will.

2.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 09:11:40
Yeh i agree Digger, sadly.

3.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 09:30:51
Ed002. I find it unlikely the club will go even higher with his wages. He's already paid significantly more than the rest of the squad. I can only see him leaving on a free at the end of the season. Small chance we sell for a reduced fee this summer but I don't think Salah will want to, unless a big Spanish club.

4.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 10:17:40
Isn’t Salah earning enough?! I hope the Club don’t pay him any more.
LFC have had the best of his playing days.
Either sell him or let his contract run down .
We only paid approx £40million for him I think .
We’ve had our moneys worth out of him .
Give him two options…. Stay on same wages or go .

5.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 10:08:49
Ed002, thinking about some of the possible replacements for Salah that get discussed and I’m wondering whether we’ve developed any interest in Olise or Kudus yet?

Olise has a semi reasonable release clause and looks more ready for a step up to a big team than the likes of Bakayoko, and I thought Kudus situation might have changed given West Ham are likely not going to be able to raise funds through Paqueta anymore? It would surprise me if the pair of them aren’t on the list as I think they’re the two standout young right wingers at the moment.

{Ed002's Note - Mohammed Kudus (AM) West Ham are not looking to sell but an offer over £70M could tempt them. Manchester United are keen but see the cost as far too high. Chelsea and Newcastle interest went last summer when he signed for West Ham. Brighton interest went during transfer negotiations. I am not aware of Liverpool showing any interest.

Michael Olise (RW/AM) PSG and Manchester City want him as cover although the departure of Mahrez last summer will mean more opportunities now, but the RW position is effectively Foden's. If de Bruyne were to depart, he becomes an option again - and I expect de Bruyne to move this summer. Crystal Palace has no real interest in selling but know that Chelsea want to take Olise back to Stamford Bridge and Olise has made clear that one day he wants to be playing alongside his brother. Certainly near the top of the list of AM players Chelsea want and they will again perhaps push for him as he is achievable. His representative has said no other clubs have made any formal approach for Olise although Arsenal and Manchester United have also regularly sent scouts and he may end up first choice for Manchester United. Liverpool has no interest in him and can be discounted. Will be available in the summer when a significant release clause will need to be met.}

6.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 11:20:43
“We only paid approx 40 million” ??.

7.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 12:02:51
Salah should have been sold last year, letting it get to this position where he has all the power, for a the club, is just stupid.
His agent has said all along that if he gets to his last year of contract he will not be sold and he will go on a free.
But football is a strange old game and maybe he souldn't be looking at the two in the bush as we can see him start to decline.

8.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 12:17:30
Was one of the biggest bargains we've ever signed in fairness WDW.

9.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 13:02:32
Salah needs new agents - every year they’re doing their best to sell him to everyone and yet they can’t seem to manage it.

Every single year.

10.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 16:28:15
Ed02, if I may ask, do agents get their commissions if their players stay and sign a new contract?

{Ed002's Note - They get paid for negotiating a new contract.}

11.) 09 Jun 2024
09 Jun 2024 17:33:43
If its on the cards for salah to go on a free then pressure needs to be applied to him, sign his replacement now and make it clear that you mr salah will be on the bench all season or you can go now even if its reduced for 30m its 30m more than nothing.

12.) 10 Jun 2024
10 Jun 2024 01:26:52
@Jude, with hindsight I agree but at the time he wasn’t exactly flavour of the month with cognoscenti on this very board.

That aside, I’m quite happy to take donations from people who see £ 40 m as not very much. I’m more than happy to provide a good home for any spare million or two that people don’t have any use for ?.