Liverpool turned down a £150 million offer from Saudi Pro League team Al-Ittihad for Salah, but further and improved offers are anticipated in January and the summer for the Egyptian.
According to reports from earlier this month, Rodrygo has been selected by Liverpool as the “ideal” alternative for Salah, and the Brazilian international is “ready to leave” after failing to match his previous season under Carlo Ancelotti’s guidance.
Due to the formation adjustment, Jude Bellingham now plays the No. 10 position.
The 22-year-old has been hindered by Joselu playing Rodrygo more as a striker than a winger, and it is understandable why he would like Salah’s position wide on the right for Liverpool.
And Nacional now asserts in their article titled “Rodrygo, KO, Real Madrid Accepts 100 Million, It’s Over” that the Spanish powerhouses will permit Rodrygo to leave.
The report uses the winger’s frequent game time against him by pointing out that he’s only managed one goal with no assists and that this has only given him enough time to claim that he is “very far from his best version.” That seems a little unlikely given that Rodrygo has started every game for Madrid this season.
Further, it is asserted that “Florentino Pérez was confident he would take a step forward after Karim Benzema’s march to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad, but he has taken a step back.”
There are other teams listed as interested, including Tottenham, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain, but “those of Jurgen Klopp are the ones who bet the strongest on ’11’, and would be able to offer an amount close to €100m”
That would most likely only be the case if Mohamed Salah actually moved to Saudi Arabia, which would be implausible in January, especially if Liverpool are in the running for a significant trophy.