Liverpool have seemingly completed their first signing of the summer with Mohamed Salah arriving from AS Roma, potentially for a club-record fee.
Sky Sports are reporting that the two clubs have agreed to a deal in principle while the player himself has been satisfied with the personal terms for a while now. They also claim the fee will be close to £35 million. Should it exceed that figure due to add-ons or the like, Salah would be the most expensive player in the club’s history, overtaking Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke on the inauspicious list.
With all parties happy, all that stands in the way of the deal being confirmed, one would imagine, is a medical. It’s likely then that the deal will be confirmed before the weekend.
Salah was in scintillating form for I Giallorossi this season, forming a deadly partnership with former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Egyptian bagged 15 goals in 31 league appearances for Luciano Spalletti’s side.
The 24-year-old struggled in his first stint in the Premier League with Chelsea where he never really made his mark following an £11 million move from Basel. He’s now well and truly on the list of players the Blues are regretting they sold alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Cuadrado.