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It’s official. Having passed his medical without a problem, Mohamed Salah signed his five-year contract, much to the delight of Jurgen Klopp, who insisted on completing his transfer.
According to reports, Roma were asking for £40 million, which was far away from the £28m Liverpool initially offered.
The deal was made after the Merseyside club upped their offer to £36 million, while another £7m could find their way to Roma’s coffers once (and if) the Egyptian meets certain targets with his new team. As for Salah himself, he will be earning £90,000 a week.
The 25-year-old winger, who recently completed a truly impressive season at Roma, having scored 19 goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions, will be wearing the number 11 jersey, which up until now ‘belonged’ to Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian is switching to number 9.
Liverpool have finally signed a player they first tried to make theirs when he was still playing for Basel, in Switzerland. Then, Chelsea had acted faster, the Egyptian joined the Blues, but he never really managed to establish himself there.
Much more mature now, his second attempt in England can only go better than his first one, especially at a club whose manager seems to believe in him very much.