Mohamed Salah ‘wanted by Barcelona’ and Liverpool star ‘would like to go’, claims Ajax legend close to Ronald Koeman. That’s according to reports in the Netherlands, with Barca’s new Dutch boss Ronald Koeman planning to raid the Reds as he attempts to guide the Catalan giants back to the top.
Salah’s hat-trick saved Liverpool from an opening day stumble as the defending English Premier League football champions edged Leeds 4-3 on Saturday, while Arsenal had a much more comfortable start against newly-promoted opposition with a 3-0 win at Fulham.
The Egypt international has been pivotal to Jurgen Klopp’s success at Anfield. With the former Roma star firing in front of goal, the Reds have landed their first-ever Premier League title, as well as the Champions League. In 154 appearances, Salah has scored 97 — including a hat-trick on Saturday as Liverpool downed newly-promoted Leeds United.
But Klopp now faces a battle to keep hold of his free-scoring forward, with Barcelona interested in his services. Koeman has taken over at the Nou Camp and has plans on bringing back the glory years. However, he is aware a squad overhaul is necessary and Salah is top of his wish-list. That is according to close pal and football agent Sjaak Swart, who also represents new Manchester United star, Donny van de Beek.
It will come as a huge blow to Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the title this season and without Salah, they would not have won their humdinger of a match against Leeds on Saturday.
Barcelona has made Mohamed Salah their new top transfer target, and the Liverpool star is keen to go. The ‘Egyptian King’ has been a huge player for Liverpool and continued to show his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s side with a stunning hat-trick in their Premier League opener.
Sadio Mane has also been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in the past but a Dutch football legend, and apparently one of Koeman’s closes friends, has claimed the new boss wants Salah at the Nou Camp instead.