Sports journalist Hattan Al-Najjar has caused widespread controversy over the Saudi Jeddah Federation’s omission of Mohamed Salah, hinting that there were those preventing the deal from being completed beyond Liverpool’s intransigence and commitment to their Egyptian star.
Ittihad Jeddah, one of four clubs owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, made a concerted effort to bring in Salah during the recent summer transfer window, but the Saudi side faced intransigence from Liverpool’s management who refused to give up their first star. despite all the temptations.
Britain’s Mirror newspaper reported at the time that senior Saudi Arabian executives were in London to hold talks with Liverpool over Salah after the Reds had already rejected a £150m bid.
But sports journalist Hattan Al-Najjar stated in a blog published on his official account on the X platform that there was someone who prevented Salah from joining the Jeddah Football Association on Merkato last summer, besides Liverpool’s affection for the Egyptian player .
They say that in the summer the person responsible for the polarization case will finally appear in Mercato… I just want him to answer this question?!
Who deprived Al-Ittihad of Mohamed Salah at the World Cup?!
Why did he even oppose the idea of a “loan” as a last resort to have a major Arab name in the ranks of Al-Ittihad in a global event?!
I will continue to wonder in search of the truth.! https://t.co/o3UPzha5tv
– Hattan Al-Najjar (@Hattan_Alnajjar) November 17, 2023
The sports journalist hinted that Salah could have joined Al Ittihad on loan in the final days of the summer transfer market, but someone foiled the deal.
Khattan Al-Najjar wrote: “It is said that the person responsible for the polarization case in the summer Merkato will finally appear… I just want him to answer this question… Who deprived Al-Ittihad of Mohamed Salah of the championship peace? Due to the fact that Salah would strengthen the ranks of Al-Ittihad next year.” Participation in the Club World Cup tournament is scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia from December 12 to 22 next year.
The sports journalist added, wondering: “Who ever opposed the idea of renting as a last resort to have a big Arab name in the ranks of the team?!.. I will continue to wonder in search of the truth.!”
Source: RT + target