Paris Saint Germain have registered a concrete interest in Mo Salah, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport, as the club looks to redouble its efforts to secure European success next season.
Liverpool have already experienced how the added riches available abroad can turn a key player’s head in Philippe Coutinho and they must ensure that Salah doesn’t go the same way.
PSG are reportedly looking to make a big signing to bolster their attacking options, likely funded by the departure of Edinson Cavani, who has clashed with Neymar on occasion this season.
The report continues to say that the French giants have sounded out Salah to see whether he would be interested in leaving Anfield after just one season at Liverpool.
The Parisiens are concerned about Financial Fair Play and that is why any swoop for Salah would depend on the departure of Cavani.
Coutinho dreamed of playing for Barcelona and although Liverpool were able to delay the deal and eke out a monumental transfer fee, the Brazilian still left.
Salah – who is valued at £72m by Transfermarkt – has helped ensure that the mid-season departure of the playmaker has not been acutely felt.
But Liverpool cannot afford to keep selling their top talent. If they want to progress, they have to keep the core of their best players together and build something by adding to that.
Selling off their key assets – no matter the price – is not a way to get the fans excited and make them believe in the progress of the club. Salah must stay.