The arrival of Luis Díaz at Liverpool also marks the beginning of a transition to prolong the club’s dominance in the Premier, in addition to remaining a candidate to fight for the Champions League for several more seasons. The investment made by the Colombian does not directly imply that other players will leave, although it can be a response mechanism in the face of a complicated negotiation with Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian’s contract ends in 2023 and so far the distances have been too great with the club’s offer and the footballer’s claims that this year he will reach the age of 30, just after completing what would be his last season at Anfield, if it is that things are not on track between now and June.
The situation exploded last Friday, before the match against Brighton, when manager Jurgen Klopp mentioned the state of negotiations. “Mo expects the club to be more ambitious, but he has already done everything he can. Everything is going well”the German pointed out.
Given these statements, Colombian businessman Ramy Abbas Issa published a cheep with smiling emojis, a very direct hint to mock the way in which Klopp dribbled what is happening with the future of his main figure.
This crossover of versions was reinforced with information from Fabrizio Romano, a famous journalist specializing in the European market, who indicated that “Salah and his agent have no intention of accepting Liverpool’s current offer of a new contract.”
Even the Italian assured that “talks have broken down since December” and they will not sit down again until the reds agree to raise the economic conditions for a renewal that, under normal conditions, would be the Egyptian’s last major contract as a professional.
Abbas Issa is a member of the SPOCS Sports agency, which manages renowned players such as Mohamed Elneny, an Arsenal midfielder and Salah’s teammate in Egypt, and the Chilean Eduardo Vargas. This agent, in addition, is in charge of the representation of coach Reinaldo Rueda, current owner of the bench in the Colombian National Team.
The Liverpool player gave the Colombian businessman his representation more than seven years ago, even before the explosion with Roma and Liverpool. Abbas Issa was also in charge of advising him to work with Jaime Pabón, a coach from Antioquia who helped Salah make better use of his qualities after a serious injury and in the midst of a stalled career in Europe.
That is why the attacker has full confidence in what his representative can agree on, even when the possibility of leaving Liverpool sounds. “The last thing I want to do is make headlines. Everything is fine, I don’t know if there will be reactions… I’m not on Twitter, another good reason for that. You got me into the trap and I created headlines.”Klopp said on Tuesday regarding Abbas Issa’s publications.
The German strategist said that for the moment he is not worried about the Egyptian’s situation and, on the contrary, hopes that they reach an agreement as soon as possible. “Everything is as it should be. The decisive parties are in contact,” he added.
Klopp gave more importance to the physical situation of Salah, who came out with some discomfort from the match against Brighton and could miss the key duel against Arsenal in London. “Mo is a tough cookie. We were quite happy and lucky. It was swollen, painful, but today less”reported.
“I received a message before the press conference that he is ready to train. We’ll see what that looks like, ”he added a few hours after traveling to the English capital, where they will face the Gunners on Wednesday at 3:15 pm (Colombian time).