Revealed: Mohamed Salah considered transfer to direct PL rivals before signing new deal

By | July 3, 2022

Mohamed Salah reportedly considered a return to Chelsea before signing a new contract with Liverpool.

The Egypt international forward had been rumoured with a potential move away from Anfield, with his previous deal set to expire next summer.

However, the Merseyside Reds announced that Salah has put pen to paper on a new contract that will make him the highest-paid player in Liverpool history.

According to The Sun, the Egyptian considered making a return back to Chelsea when talks over a new deal stalled.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was prepared to sign Salah, with the player’s agent informing the Merseyside Reds owners Fenway Sports Group that his client was considering a return to Stamford Bridge after leaving in 2016.

The report indicates that a possible move to Chelsea persuaded Liverpool to up their offer to £350,000 a week.

Salah’s new deal is set to keep him at Anfield until 2025.

“I feel great and [I am] excited to win trophies with the club. It’s a happy day for everyone,” the attacker told the club’s official website. “It takes a little bit of time, I think, to renew, but now everything is done so we just need to focus on what’s next.

“I think you can see in the last five or six years the team was always going [upwards]. Last season we were close to winning four, but unfortunately in the last week of the season we lost two trophies.

“I think we are in a good position to fight for everything. We have new signings as well. We just need to keep working hard, have a good vision, be positive and go for everything again.

“My message [to the fans] is the players in the team want to give our best next season to try to win all the trophies. As usual, you stay behind us and give us a big push and I am sure we are going to win trophies again [together].”