Mohamed Salah would be a top star for the emerging Saudi project, bringing more prestige to the league as the Saudi Pro League strives to develop into a genuine football destination for elite players before the 2030 World Cup.
Another former Liverpool superstar Steven Gerrard found that things didn’t really go to plan for Al Ettifaq. They are currently ranked 9th in the rankings and are 26 points behind top team Al Hilal after only 18 matches.
By signing a player like Salah, Al Ettifaq’s strength could increase significantly. On CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano expressed:
“I don’t know Steven Gerrard’s specific transfer target at Al Ettifaq yet, but it will certainly be a busy January for them.”
“There will be many signings and the number will depend on the opportunity. Gerrard has told the board very clearly, both privately and publicly, that he needs new players. However, the situation between Mo Salah and the Arabs remains calm.”
“Salah is completely focused on Liverpool as they are flying high in all competitions, but the Arabs clearly still like him. This deal is not something specific to the January transfer window.”
Lu Phong | 13:05 December 29, 2023