Spanish newspaper make incredible claim Real Madrid target Mohamed Salah ‘wants to leave Liverpool after holding talks with Jurgen Klopp’
- Mohamed Salah has spearheaded Liverpool’s attack since joining from Roma
- But it’s claimed the 26-year-old wants to leave the club in the summer window
- AS report that Salah has made up his mind following talks with Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has asked to leave Liverpool in the summer, according to a sensational report in the Spanish press.
The Egyptian has shone since moving to Merseyside from Roma in 2017, spearheading the Reds’ forward line and netting an incredible 66 goals in 97 games.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has reportedly asked to leave Liverpool in the summer
The reports emerged on Wednesday, just hours before Liverpool met Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
It’s claimed that after talks with Klopp, Salah was so unhappy that he threatened club chiefs that he would submit a transfer request to force through a move.
AS report that the Liverpool hierarchy stepped in and persuaded him against doing so. But in exchange they have promised to facilitate the transfer, should Salah not change his mind between now and May.
Shortly after the claims were published Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa moved to rubbish the report, writing on Twitter:’Talking out of their AS again I see’
Salah was a target for Real Madrid last summer, but resisted a move to the Bernabeu in favour of another year on Merseyside.
AS claim Salah wants to quit the club at the end of the season after talks with Jurgen Klopp
Now it’s reported Madrid could re-enter any race for his signature this year.
Zinedine Zidane’s side have enjoyed a difficult season and face the unusual prospect of ending the campaign without any silverware.
Gareth Bale and Co have failed to fill the void since Cristiano Ronald swapped Madrid for Juventus last summer in a £100million move.
The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard, Neymar and Christian Eriksen, with Zidane recently confirming that new faces will be brought in over the summer.
Should those include Salah, the forward faces the prospect of sharing a dressing room with Sergio Ramos, who ended his Champions League final last May.
Salah and his Liverpool team-mates are in Porto ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League tie
The two sides met for club football’s biggest prize in Kiev, with Bale breaking Liverpool hearts with a brace that secured a third consecutive European crown for Los Blancos.
Earlier in the game Salah was forced off with a nasty shoulder injury following a clash with the combative Ramos.
It marked a sour end to an incredible first season for the Egyptian, in which he scored 44 goals in 52 games for the Reds, picking up the Premier League Golden Boot and PFA Player of the Year award.
Salah is poised to start for Liverpool in Wednesday’s night’s Champions League clash in Portugal.
He scored a stunning second goal as they beat Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday to keep pace with Manchester City in the Premier League title race.