Liverpool to 'blow up' wage structure to agree new deal by 1 January after Salah talks update - pundit
Liverpool must ‘blow up’ their wage structure or risk losing Mohamed Salah to a club like Manchester City, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the Premier League champions “could double” the 29-year-old’s current deal at Anfield.
Salah has just under two years remaining on contract at Anfield.
The Mirror’s David Maddock claimed on October 4th that talks over a renewal are complicated and a Liverpool source has told Football Insider the club want the deal done by the new year.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Adrian Durham claimed Man City could move for Salah if Liverpool cannot come to an agreement.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if this was a real possibility, Campbell said: “It may sound crazy but it’s a definite risk for Liverpool.
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“When you have a player who is doing what Mohamed Salah is doing, normally there are no questions about tying him up. Normally there are no questions about tying him up because that is a priority for the team.
“I don’t know what‘s going on inside Liverpool, but I know Salah is out-playing his present contract. 100 per cent he is.
“Whoever is dealing with the negotiations has a problem. Another club like Man City could probably double Mohamed Salah’s money. That is the problem Liverpool have.
“They work within a structure but that structure is going to get blown up because Salah is playing that well. This is the type of player he is.
“It would be crazy to lose him over this. They cannot allow it to leave, but we have seen it before. It would not be the first time.
“The finances are football are so important but with a player like Salah, you have to break the bank.”