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Update On This Liverpool Winger’s Future Amid Real Madrid Interest: Massive Boost For Ancelotti?

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In a recent report, The Mirror provided an update on Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah’s future amid interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. It has been mentioned that the Egyptian wide player is demanding £500,000 a week to extend his contract with the Reds which could open the door for Los Blancos to seal a move for him in the future.

Salah’s Majestic Form At Merseyside Last Season

Salah had another productive campaign at Anfield recently as he continued to flourish as a consistent performer in English football. The 29-year-old registered 31 goals and six assists in 51 matches for the Merseyside outfit last season across multiple competitions.

The Egypt international proved his value as a prolific goal-getter by averaging 3.4 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He even distributed the ball with conviction in the opponent’s half based on his pass completion rate of 83.7% in the English first division (stats via whoscored).

Salah’s current contract with the Reds is set to end in the summer of 2023, so Real Madrid could potentially land him for a cut-price fee if the player ends up not extending his contract at Anfield in the coming months.

Update on Salah's future amid Real Madrid interest (Salah is seen in the photo)
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Salah Demands £500,000 A Week To Extend His Liverpool Contract: Massive Boost For Los Blancos?

Salah remains one of the quickest players in European football and can often turn on the afterburners to beat his marker out on the wide areas. He can be a joy to watch when he is dribbling at full swing and can be a hard man to dispossess inside the opposition penalty box. Salah is primarily a right-sided winger but can also operate on the left flank or function as a striker down the middle if required.

The 68-time Egypt international has proven his worth as a consistent goal-scorer in English football, so there is always a chance that he could look for a new challenge after he turns 30 next summer. His huge wage demands could make it difficult for Liverpool to retain his services for the long run. Therefore, this recent development will be a massive boost for Carlo Ancelotti as the Italian tactician might stand a chance of landing the Premier League star on a bargain deal at the end of this campaign.

Salah will add plenty of goals and creativity to Ancelotti’s frontline and could be an ideal successor to Karim Benzema, who is edging closer towards the end of his playing career, at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Hence, Los Blancos should consider going all in to bring the Egyptian wing wizard to the Spanish capital in the summer of 2022.

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