Klopp resolves controversy surrounding Mohamed Salah’s transfer to Saudi Arabia

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken his stand on the controversy surrounding the possibility of a move for Reds star Mohamed Salah to Al Ittihad Jeddah during this summer’s transfer market.

    Klopp told a press conference today, Friday: “It is difficult to comment on media reports. We have not received an official offer, and if there is an offer, the answer will be (no).”

    The 56-year-old German coach added: “Salah is not for sale, he is a Liverpool player and 100% committed to us.”

    Klopp has criticized the phenomenon of high-profile Saudi deals this summer, saying: “It doesn’t look good. If we want to sign a player from Wigan or the Bundesliga, we will negotiate with his club and pay the price.”

    And the Reds coach added: “Now there is another level, and it is not great, and I am not sure that this phenomenon (high-profile Saudi deals) can be changed.”

    He noted: “What makes it difficult to also close the doors to transfers in Europe and keep them open in Saudi Arabia is a big problem.”

    Klopp concluded his speech with this: “The amount of money is crazy, it is new and full of problems. I’m pretty sure FIFA can step in and change, but I’m not sure if they want to.”

    And French chain Foot Mercato, citing Italian reports, has confirmed that the Jeddah Federation has provided 300 million euros for Salah to join, including 100 million euros for Liverpool to agree to the departure of their Egyptian star.

    Notably, after Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nasr last January, other stars joined him this summer, such as France’s Karim Benzema, last year’s world best player, and his compatriot Ngolo Kante. transferred to Al-Nasr. Ittihad Jeddah, and Brazilian Neymar, who moved to Al-Hilal, and Algerian Riyad Mehrez moved to Al-Ahly.

    Source: RT+agencies

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