Liverpool on the brink of signing Roma’s Salah
ROME- English giants Liverpool are on the verge of signing A.S Roma’s Moroccan winger Mohamed Salah for a reported 40 million euros plus bonuses, Sky Sports sources said Tuesday.
The Merseyside club had previously had a 30 million euro bid turned down by Roma, but after agreeing personal terms with Salah it appears that a deal has finally been struck between the two clubs.
The 24-year-old Moroccan would be making a return to the Premier League after he joined Chelsea in January 2014 for 14 million euro. However, Salah failed to nail down a permanent starting role in the side and without making any real impact at the club he was sent out on loan to Fiorentina, before signing for Roma on a permanent basis.
Salah enjoyed a much more successful season in Roma’s most recent campaign, scoring 19 times in 39 appearances as the Giallorossi finished second behind a rampant Juventus in the Italian Serie A.
Images of a Liverpool shirt for next season with the Moroccan striker’s name on the back have been circulating around social media, with most bookmakers suspending betting on the outcome, suggesting that the deal is all but sealed.
The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Salah is jetting over to England from Cairo Tuesday evening, where he will meet with representatives from Liverpool in order to finalise the deal.
Then he will be subject to a medical examination before being officially unveiled as a Liverpool player.