Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah would prefer a move to Manchester City over Barcelona at the end of his contract, according to reports.
The Egyptian has made a sensational start to the 2021/22 campaign for the Reds. He has grabbed 20 goals and nine assists from just 21 appearances.
This is arguably Salah’s best run of his career and this has led to people inferring that he is now the best player in the world.
Liverpool and Salah are currently undergoing contract talks. It has been reported that the attacker is demanding around £450,000 per week.
Barcelona have been linked with a move for the ex-Chelsea forward when his contract ends in 2023, but are currently rebuilding the squad due to their financial troubles.
It is unlikely he will opt for a move to the Nou Camp considering their difficult situation, as they look a million miles off competing for the Champions League again.
A club competing on all fronts, including in Europe’s premier competition, is Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Man City.
According to El Nacional, Salah ‘prefers’ a move to the Etihad over Barca, as he ‘would only leave Liverpool to join another project that aspires to absolutely everything’.
The report adds that the player and his representatives desire a contract worth €20million per year, and the Reds are unsurprisingly very keen on extending the 29-year-old’s deal.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has featured 138 times for Monchengladbach since the start of the 2017/18 season. He previously played for Servette and Young Boys.
Calciomercato (as cited by Sport Witness) are reporting that the Reds have “strong” interest in the midfielder. Juventus and Roma are also tracking him.
German outlet Bild have added that Monchengladbach “urgently need to generate transfer revenues” before they can bring anyone in. Zakaria is on the list of players who could be used to raise funds.
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