Liverpool won’t consider selling Mo Salah for less than €80m (£69m) according to ESPN reporter Julien Laurens.
The journalist claims Paris Saint-Germain are considering an approach for the Egyptian international if Kylian Mbappe does not sign a new contract with the Ligue One side.
Salah, who has also been linked with Chelsea, is the Premier League’s joint-top scorer after his goal in the 4-2 win over Manchester United last night, and supporters on Twitter have laughed off claims that he would be sold for such a low transfer fee:
Think you missed a ‘1’ on the price tag
— Unbearable in Red (@pkom16) May 14, 2021
Is this a joke
— WEAR. A. MASK. (@UllNvrFlyAlone) May 14, 2021
80m? Add 80m to that!
— Julian ? (@01mJulian) May 14, 2021
80 for the left foot, but Salah have 2 so this will NEVER happen!
— Lars Ivar Hansen (@LarsIvarHansen1) May 14, 2021
80 mill ???? What are they smoking over the channel ??
— Simon Paul Phillips (@spphillips19751) May 14, 2021
80? If hazard was 100 then mo is easily 150 minimum.
— Sonaldo Fernandes (@LaNosferns) May 14, 2021
80m? Is that for his hair??
— Hamza (@hamzanumber1) May 14, 2021
£80m…loooooooool. try double
— Saf (@Saf_17) May 14, 2021
— Jersey Todd (@JerseyTodd) May 14, 2021
You mean 180 million right
— Thijs ??? (@lfcthijs) May 14, 2021
It’s certainly a very conservative estimate from Laurens. However, there are a couple of factors that mean Salah is unlikely to be worth as much as some Reds fans think.
The Egyptian will be 29 in June, and with just two years remaining on his contract, his value will only depreciate over the next twelve months. £69m is still a very low number, though, and it would be a shock if Liverpool agreed to sell for a figure close to that amount.