The departure of Lionel Messi has left a void in the Barcelona attack that has yet to be closed. Only a world-class goal-scorer can try to close the gap left by a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
According to reports from El Nacional, Barcelona have the opportunity to do just that in the transfer window next summer. For years Mohammed Salah’s style of play has been compared to that of Messi, and his signing could be the closest Barcelona I could find to its former captain.
The right-back has suspended his contract renewal with Liverpool over a salary dispute. Mohamed Salah knows he is among the best players right now, and he wants to be paid the same salary as the best players in the world. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side refuses to acknowledge his wishes.
Ousmane Dembele is likely to leave the club for free in June. The departure of the Frenchman leaves a gap in the department that Mohamed Salah can close. However, the appointment of Ferran Torres to the same position seems to be the only obstacle to the arrival of the Liverpool star.
Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and PSG are also looking at the striker’s status at Liverpool. However, Barcelona are the team Mohamed Salah has been most closely associated with in the past.
In fact, he talked about his love for garnet and blue and especially Lionel Messi before joining Liverpool.
Last week, Mohamed Salah commented on his future at Liverpool, saying the decision was not in his hands.
“I have said many times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool, but the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to resolve it.”
With negotiations stalled between the two teams, Barcelona are becoming a real option for the Premier League striker.
Although Barcelona prioritizes summer Erling Haaland, Joan Laporta considers Egypt as another good option if the Norwegian international cannot arrive.