Speaking on Stadium Astro, The Athletic’s James Pearce has delivered an update on Mohamed Salah’s contract situation at Anfield.
It has long-been rumoured that the Reds want to give the Egyptian a new deal, but recent reports have suggested that the winger wants a remarkable pay rise.
Indeed, The Mirror claim that Salah wants £500,000-a-week, but Pearce is led to believe that this isn’t the case, stating that there isn’t a massive amount of concern about Salah’s future at Liverpool.
What’s been said?
Pearce shared what he knows about Salah’s situation.
“That is certainly not true. He is not demanding half a million pounds a week, I’m not sure where that came from. Discussions are ongoing, you know, from people I’ve spoken to there’s not a massive amount of concern or anything like that. His contract runs until the summer of 2023, of course, Liverpool want to extend it. They’ve extended a number of contracts this summer, and I think the Salah one was always going to be more complex just due to his stature in the game,” Pearce said.
Luckily, Salah doesn’t want £500,000-a-week, but even if he did, there’s an argument to be made that he’d be worth every penny.
The winger has just scored his 100th Premier League goal, and he’s arguably Liverpool’s greatest attacker of the Premier League era.
He’s on-track to once again be amongst the top scorers in the division this season, and it’s hard to see him slowing down anytime soon.
Salah isn’t demanding half a million pounds a week, but in our view, he’d have every right to ask for such a wage.