Mohamed Salah would be perfect replacement for Kylian Mbappe at PSG, says Danny Murphy, but Egyptian King ‘doesn’t seem unhappy at Liverpool’
Mohamed Salah could be a target for Paris Saint-Germain next summer, says Danny Murphy, who claims the Egyptian King is one of the only players good enough to replace Kylian Mbappe.
However, the former Reds star believes the winger is still committed to the Merseyside club and could sign a new contract in the coming months.
Salah could be eyed up by PSG as a replacement for Mbappe, who is expected to leave the club for Real Madrid next summer upon the expiration of his contract.
For several seasons now, Salah has arguably been Liverpool’s most important player with countless vital goal contributions since his debut season in 2017.
He’s started this season in fine form too, with two goals in three games, and whilst he may deserve a pay rise, it’s unlikely he will receive the figures that some of the Premier League’s other big players earn.
Should he fail receive the wages he may desire, which some reports say is around £500,000-a-week, then he may seek a move elsewhere.
Liverpool remain locked in talks with Salah and want to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy believes Salah is ‘not the type of person’ to cause trouble behind the scenes with outlandish wage demands.
However, with doubts over his long-term future, he admits there will be an obvious leading candidate for his next club.
Speaking on Monday’s White and Jordan show, Murphy told talkSPORT: “Mo Salah is not the type of person who is going to start demanding double what anyone else is earning at the football club.
“I’d be very surprised if that was the case, but never say never.
“If Mbappe goes next summer, PSG will want to replace Mbappe with a superstar who can score goals. There’s not many better than Salah.
“I would hope not [that he would want to leave for PSG], it’s very difficult for me to give perspective on this because, would I ever leave Liverpool to go PSG? No, because Liverpool is my team.
“Mo Salah in the past, there has been some rumours about wanting to play in Spain. But if you’re talking about playing in Spain to fulfil a childhood dream, its very different to being greedy and money.
“Salah doesn’t seem unhappy, he seems when you watch him play that he’s still full of beans, full of energy, full of appetite and desire.
“He doesn’t look like a player who’s bored of where he is, who’s lost his desire to be the best.
“He looks bang at it again. It wouldn’t surprise me if in the next two months that deal [his new Liverpool contract] is done.”
Whilst the club did not bring in lots of names in the summer transfer window, having only signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, they have been extremely active in tying down their players to long-term contracts.
First-team stars Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson and Harvey Elliot have all put pen to paper on new deals in recent weeks.
For everyone involved with the club, they will desperately hope a deal with Salah is reached soon as speculation on his departure will only increase the longer a new contract is not signed.
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