Barnes discusses Mohamed Salah’s contract rumors
Barnes is not convinced that rumors suggest that the 29-year-old Salah is demanding £ 500k a week in any new contract in Liverpool, and the Red legend sees speculation prompting Ronaldo’s lucrative deal at Man Utd.
A little about the topic
Ronaldo has returned to English football on big terms, where the bar is raising when it comes to paying for packages in the Premier League. Inevitably, there are now reports that Mohamed Salah is demanding even more money in its renewal negotiations at Anfield, with an Egyptian forward currently tied to terms until 2023, but John Barnes believes the compromise will be below those numbers. in question.
What did Barnes say about Mohamed Salah?
Liverpool icon John Barnes, speaking at the association, said that first, it is important to say that these numbers are just speculative and so far no one has confirmed that Mohamed was actually asking for £ 500k-per-week. Mohamed Salah’s contract expires in 2023, so of course negotiations are underway, but with that, as always, there comes huge speculation about what the player is demanding, and these numbers tend to spiral. Does Salah expect a pay rise? Yes – most likely, and true, but whether the 29-year-old player expects more than double what he earns today is a completely different question. And in truth, John is not convinced.
But Mohamed is approaching 30, so any decisions made cannot be about its value in four or five years and what they can sell to him in that time; instead, it should be about what Salah is bringing to the table right now, what a lot, and what he can do to help Liverpool finish at the top of the table again. And this cost, in the opinion of John Barnes, outstrips its cost in the transfer market.
Also, unlike many other clubs, Liverpool players get really good, which shows when they play – it’s a real team of sprit and friendship, and which, in some ways, is priceless as it doesn’t happen very often. But Mohamed also seems to be happy in Liverpool. Mohamed Salah is always full of energy, appetite and desire. And for John Barnes it says that Mohamed Salah is happy where he is, and John thinks that within the next few months his new contract with Liverpool will be signed.