Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Saudi Professional League aspect Al Ittihad reportedly made a late transfer for Richarlison after Liverpool rejected their monstrous bid for Mohamed Salah.

Al Ittihad reportedly failed with a £150 million bid for Salah, which the Reds turned down. Simply earlier than the Saudi switch window closed on Thursday (September 6), the Saudi Professional League aspect made a shock bid to snap up Tottenham Hotspur attacker Richarlison, as per The Telegraph (by way of Day by day Mail).

With Richarlison enduring a troublesome time at Spurs – one objective in 31 Premier League video games – Al Itithad probably sensed a possibility to signal the Brazilian. The attacker was additionally in tears after being substituted in Brazil’s FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying opener in opposition to Bolivia, which they gained 5-1.

The Telegraph stories that the SPL aspect made contact with Richarlison by way of intermediaries however ran out of time to finish a transfer earlier than the ten pm deadline. It is seemingly that they may return for the Brazilian in January if his fortunes don’t change.

In the meantime, Salah was intensely pursued by Al Ittihad within the latter phases of this summer season. Nevertheless, Liverpool stood steadfast of their stance that the Egyptian was not on the market.

Furthermore, with the Saudi aspect making concrete approaches solely in direction of the tip of the switch window, the Reds would not have had time to make a substitute had they sanctioned Salah’s sale.

How has Mohamed Salah fared at Liverpool this season?

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah has been a performer par excellence since his arrival at Liverpool in the summertime of 2017. He has racked up a formidable tally of 188 targets and 81 assists in 309 video games throughout competitions.

That tally consists of two targets and as many assists in 4 Premier League video games this season as Jurgen Klopp’s males discover themselves two factors adrift of early leaders Manchester Metropolis.

Salah failed to increase his report of scoring in seven straight Premier League opening-day video games, as he drew a clean within the 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Nevertheless, his objective within the 3-1 dwelling win at Bournemouth made him the Reds’ fifth-most prolific scorer of all time, degree with one other membership legend Steven Gerrad (187).

Two video games later, Salah scored within the 3-0 dwelling win over Aston Villa to go outright fifth in Liverpool’ all-time scoring record.

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