Mark Schwarzer says Mohamed Salah will not move to another Premier League team, nor will he leave Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool for La Liga giants Barcelona or Real Madrid.
This comes amid transfer rumors that the Liverpool superstar could join Saudi Arabia while the Middle East transfer window is still open after the English Premier League window closed on Friday.
Until that’s no longer possible, it wouldn’t be a surprise if some fans are still fearful of Mohamed Salah securing a possible world-record transfer to Al-Ittihad this summer – if it does, they’re advised two Bayern Munich players to commit .
You’d think if the 31-year-old were to leave at Anfield he would be joining another European giant rather than Saudi Arabia, but as former goalkeeper Schwarzer says, a move to Barcelona “definitely won’t “ take place the future, as he said BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
As the Egypt international proved at the start of the new season and last season, he can still win the big trophies with the biggest teams.
But if Saudi Arabia is serious about taking their league to the very highest level, anything is possible.
“What initially turns his head is, of course, the attraction to money,” Schwarzer said. “But because of the religion and being the face of a league.
“I don’t think Mo Salah would be interested in leaving Liverpool for any other club, certainly not the Premier League.
“And on top of that, would he still have the option to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona or whoever?
“Barcelona, absolutely not. That will not happen. And Real Madrid I don’t think so. I think they moved in a different direction. Kylian Mbappe is their target and that’s what it boils down to.”
The Saudi Pro League is the Premier League reborn
Over the past 30 years, the English Premier League has financially overtaken every league in the country, securing its best players and managers.
This is why they call themselves the best league in the world after struggling before 1992.
Well, the Saudis are simply doing what the Premier League has been doing for over 30 years, only more brutally, rapidly changing and far more expensively.
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