Former Egypt star claims Salah 'signed a contract' in Saudi Arabia

Mido, former Egyptian forward, says that the Liverpool star has already committed to a team in the Saudi league, which he did not disclose.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 03:23, 29 Feb 2024

Mido, the former Egyptian forward who has transitioned into a sports commentator, stirred the football world this week by announcing on social media that Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool and Egypt superstar, has "signed a contract" with a Saudi Arabian team for the upcoming season.

Mido's claim adds fuel to the ongoing speculation about Salah's future, although he stopped short of revealing the name of the Saudi team involved.

"Mohamed Salah in the #SaudiLeague. Contracts for next season have been signed," Mido posted, sparking a flurry of speculation and discussion among fans and pundits alike. This statement, albeit lacking in detail, suggests a significant move for Salah, who, at 31 years old, remains one of the most prolific forwards in world football.

Salah has been continually linked with a move to the Saudi league for several months, amidst the backdrop of his existing contract with Liverpool, which runs until 2025. Such a move would not only be a major coup for Saudi Arabian football but also mark the end of an era for Liverpool, where Salah has been a key figure since his arrival.

In his current, seventh season with Liverpool, Salah has maintained his exceptional form, contributing 19 goals and 10 assists across 28 games for the Premier League leaders. His performance has been instrumental in Liverpool's campaign, even though he was sidelined due to injury for the English League Cup final last Sunday, a competition Liverpool went on to win.

The potential transfer of Mohamed Salah to the Saudi League underscores the growing financial power and ambition of Middle Eastern football leagues, which are increasingly attracting top-tier talent from Europe. Salah's move, if confirmed, would be one of the most high-profile transfers in recent times, highlighting the allure of the Saudi league to world-class players at the peak of their careers.

Updated: 03:23, 29 Feb 2024