Sadio Mane prevents Liverpool from renewing Mohamed Salah's contract for this reason
A former English international player revealed that he had information about the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah's contract with his club, Liverpool, and that the new contract "would cause a problem in the club."
And Sky News reported, quoting “Football Insider”, that Liverpool Football Club is in the process of offering a huge salary to its Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, the largest in the English Premier League, to agree to extend his contract with the “Reds”.
Mohamed Salah's contract, 29, with Liverpool expires at the end of next season, but there is a desire on the part of Liverpool to keep him for a longer period.
Salah wants to renew his contract for a huge salary, which makes him the highest paid in Liverpool, but Liverpool does not want to break the “salary pyramid” that it allocates to players in the team.
For his part, former England international Gabi Agbonlahor told "Football Insider" that Salah will get what he wants.
"I heard that Salah will be paid 400,000 pounds per week in a huge new contract," Agbonlahor said.
The former Aston Villa player added: "The problem with that, and the reason why Liverpool is afraid of giving him the huge salary, is that Sadio Mane wants the same thing, and Van Dijk will want to renegotiate because he just signed a new contract for much less."
"When you exceed the maximum wage in a club, the doors will open and other players will want increases," Agbonlahor noted.
And the former player expressed his concern: “If Salah gets 400,000 pounds per week, Mane will want 350,000 pounds per week.
Maybe Liverpool will think, 'Can we give it to him when we have Luis Diaz, a very good player?'"
Salah earns 200,000 pounds per week, and wants to double his salary, to break the “ceiling” of salaries, which does not exceed 220,000 pounds per week for the distinguished stars of the team.
Mohamed Salah has a contract with Liverpool that ends on June 30, 2023, and Salah has not yet reached an agreement on signing a new contract with the Reds.
Salah is the top scorer this season with 20 goals - and 11 assists as the second most assisted player after Arnold.
And reports indicate that Mohamed Salah wants to get 400,000 pounds, and this would create problems in the dressing rooms between the players.
Mohamed Salah has not scored for Liverpool since last February, and Liverpool is seeking to win the English Premier League this year, as it comes one point behind leaders Manchester City, with only 8 games remaining this season.
Since his return from the tournament at the beginning of February, Mohamed Salah has not been able to score normally since Liverpool's victory over Norwich on February 19.
Liverpool is preparing for its third championship this season, meeting Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
The match between Liverpool and Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final will be held on Saturday 16th of April.
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