Liverpool Urged to Offload Mohamed Salah to Fund Kylian Mbappe Transfer

Liverpool Urged to Offload Mohamed Salah to Fund Kylian Mbappe Transfer

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 10, 2024 at 11:56 AM
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  • Darren Bent has advised Liverpool to part ways with Mohamed Salah
  • The ex-striker believes his fee could fund Mbappe’s arrival at Anfield
  • Salah has been linked with a move away from Liverpool this summer

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Former Premier League striker, Darren Bent, has given Liverpool the pathway to sign Kylian Mbappe next season as the Reds seek ways to rebuild their squad in the aftermath of Jurgen Klopp’s era.

The French forward’s future is still unsettled after announcing mid-season that he will be leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer with Real Madrid reportedly the favourites to sign him.

Kylian Mbappe, PSG, France, Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, Anfield.
Kylian Mbappe will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season when his contract with the Ligue 1 champions expires. Photo by Richard Heathcote.
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According to HITC Football, Bent believes Liverpool can hijack the deal for Mbappe by selling Egyptian forward Salah to Saudi Arabia to fund the deal for the outgoing PSG forward.

“If Salah went and he came in. Imagine you are trying to appease the Liverpool fans by going ‘listen, you are going to lose Salah, but Mbappe is coming’.
“I almost feel like that’s what they need and he is versatile. He can play down the middle. They have a number of attacking players down the club that are versatile.”

Liverpool may be tempted to sell Salah as the 31-year-old forward has one year left on his current contract with the Reds.

Is Salah too good to sell?

Meanwhile, Liverpool cannot afford to lose Salah this summer as the Egyptian forward has played a crucial role in the successful Jurgen Klopp era, winning the Premier League and UEFA Champions League, Team Talk reports.

The 31-year-old forward is Liverpool’s all-time Premier League leading goal scorer, netting 155 times in 248 matches for the Reds since joining the club from AS Roma in 2017 for £36.9 million.

Salah has also scored 211 goals and made 89 assists in 347 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions with only Ian Rush (346), Roger Hunt (285), Gordon Hodgson (241), and Billy Liddell (228) the only other players to score a double century for the Reds.

Salah equals Rooney’s EPL record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Salah matched Wayne Rooney's record of being the player to have hit double figures for both goals and assists in five different campaigns in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old Egyptian equalled Rooney’s record after netting a goal and assisting another in Liverpool’s 4-2 victory over Tottenham.

Salah is also the first player to hit double digits for both goals and assists in three successive seasons.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..