Sources: Liverpool have agreed £62.4m Mohamed Salah deal in stunning new twist
Liverpool have agreed a £62.4million deal with Mohamed Salah that makes him the highest-paid player in the club’s history, Football Insider understands.
The Merseysiders announced on Friday that the Egyptian superstar had ended his contract stand-off and committed to a new three-year contract.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the deal is worth £400,000-a-week and, in wages alone, will cost the club £62.4m.
Salah and his representatives had initially been holding out for £500,000-a-week running over four years.
But the reigning Premier League player of the year wanted to end all speculation over his future and has committed to a shorter deal that could now see him end his career at Liverpool.
His previous agreement, signed in July 2018, had entered the final 12 months and there has been increased speculation that he would quit on a free transfer next year.
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Extending Salah’s deal is a huge moment for Liverpool and the player, while also sending a message to the rest of the Premier League.
The forward’s longstanding sidekick Sadio Mane has left this summer to join Bayern Munich, while Takumi Minamino has headed to Monaco and Divock Origi has signed for AC Milan.
Darwin Nunez has become the club’s record signing after his arrival from Benfica, but keeping hold of goal machine Salah will be seen in many quarters as an even more emphatic statement of Liverpool’ ambition.
Salah has been instrumental to the Reds recent success, having scored 156 goals in 254 appearances, as well as helping guide the team to last season’s FA Cup and League Cup triumphs.
The wide forward was also named both the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year last season.