Pundit issues '£200m' Liverpool verdict amid warning over 'ridiculous' Salah development
Liverpool will have to pay more than £200million to replace Mo Salah.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after fresh quotes from the Reds star.
Salah told GQ on Tuesday (11 January) that he is not asking for “crazy stuff” in contract negotiations and insisted the situation is in the club’s hands.
As reported by the Telegraph on Thursday (13 January), Liverpool are unwilling to meet his salary demands – with the Egyptian running out of avenues to convince the club to pay up.
This site revealed last year (25 October) that Salah wants wages of £500,000-a-week and a contract until 2026.
Kenny insists Liverpool will have to shell out “ridiculous” wages as well as a £200million fee to find a player capable of replacing Salah.
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“It’s ridiculous, Salah wants this sorted, that’s why he’s come out and said something,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“Just give him what he wants. I’ve touched on this before, how much will it cost to replace him? £200million?
“Then you have to pay that £200million player ridiculous wages as well.
“The guy is the best player in the Premier League if not the world at this point.
“For me, just give him what he wants. Liverpool should never be in the position where he could leave.
“They don’t look the same without him either, they really struggled against Arsenal the other night.
“Keeping Salah and replacing him will cost money but obviously it’s a lot easier to just keep him.”
Salah has netted 23 goals in 26 Liverpool games this term.
His contract is set to expire in June 2023.