Rumours of a Mohamed Salah switch to Real Madrid have reared their heads again.
The Egyptian superstar has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos still attempt to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Liverpool have managed to resist any temptation to sell thus far but with former Real Club President Ramon Calderon admitting that Salah would be ‘crucial’ for the Spaniards, now would probably be the best time for the Reds to accept a deal.
Of course, any move would be an expensive one, with Salah valued as much as £108m by Transfermarkt. However, that is exactly why the Reds should be tempted to sell.
Whilst still very much in his peak at 28 years of age, the Reds will still be able to ask for a considerable fee for Salah. Even allowing for a truly stratospheric season, his transfer value is only going to drop as he approaches 30.
Therefore, it makes sense for Liverpool to cash their chips in sooner rather than later or risk out on missing a considerable pay day.
After all, the Merseysiders have been impressive in the transfer market under Jurgen Klopp, one example of such a beneficial departure being that of Philippe Coutinho.
The Reds secured an approximate £142m for the Brazilian when his stock was at its highest. They certainly would not have been able to demand such a fee had they waited much longer. They could do the same with Salah.
This huge transfer fee could then be pumped back into the squad – as they have done previously with the arrivals of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker funded partly with the money earned by selling Coutinho.
Whilst it may seem silly to even consider letting Salah go, actually cashing in on the Egyptian could prove another shrewd move by Liverpool if Sporting Director Michael Edwards is given the funds to invest in younger players.
AND in other news, we take a look at Michael Edwards’ stunning business last summer.