Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah should ignore interest from Inter Milan

This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…

In one of the most surprising transfer links to pop up this year, reports in Spain are claiming Real Madrid face competition for the signature of Mohamed Salah from Inter Milan.

What’s the story?

According to Don Balon, translated by Google, Real Madrid are interested in Liverpool’s Egyptian King, but Inter Milan are ready to make him their highest-paid player, something the Spanish side will not do.

The report claims the San Siro outfit want to nearly double Salah’s wages, making him the second highest earner in Serie A behind Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Salah would receive a raise of €7.3m (£6.5m) per year, though the report claims he has made no decision about accepting the offer.

Sideways step

This would be a sideways step if there ever was one. The report from Don Balon says the Nerazzurri want to make Salah part of an elite front three with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

There’s just one problem with that – the 27 year-old is already part of a better front three at Liverpool.

Last season, Lukaku and Martinez combined for 24 goals and six assists in all competitions. Sadio Mane by himself bettered that with 25 goals and five assists.

Then there is Roberto Firmino, who has assisted both Mane and Salah three times each already this season and is crucial to the duo’s success. Oh, and who can forget Jurgen Klopp, you know, the FIFA Coach of the Year, that guy?

Who would be a better signing for Liverpool?

Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho

James Maddison

James Maddison

Salah is in a better team with a superior manager and a fan base that adores him. To give all that up for a pay rise would be a bizarre decision and definitely a sideways step for the winger’s career.

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