Barcelona are ready to go all in on one of Real Madrid’s targets in order to lure him to the Camp Nou during the transfer window.
Two of Spain’s biggest clubs in Barcelona and Real Madrid have been fishing in the same pond for summer signings and Matthijs de Ligt as well as Mohamed Salah are mutual targets for the Blaugrana and Merengues.
While the move for the Netherlands’ defender is now on hold, Mohamed Salah’s future is being speculated amid his latest exploits with Liverpool.
While failing to win the Premier League was heart breaking given that the Reds had 97 points at the end of 38 matches, they still have the chance to win the UEFA Champions League, a trophy which they were beaten to by Real Madrid in May 2018. This time out, they will have a familiar rival to the victory podium in Tottenham Hotspur.
Mohamed Salah has been crucial for Klopp’s men and could stand a chance at winning the Ballon d’Or if he wins the Champions League and impresses at the AFCON later next month. The Egypt international however may not be a Liverpool player if he wins the Best Player Award due to Barcelona and Real Madrid’s interest in him.
According to Sportskeeda, none of the clubs are obsessed with bringing in the forward, but Barcelona would still not hold back in his pursuit as they finally look to sign Neymar’s replacement after both- Coutinho and Dembele- have failed poorly. That said, they are in fact ready to offer Philippe Coutinho to Liverpool in the process of purchasing Salah.
Philippe Coutinho has been unsettled at Barcelona and a potential return to the Premier League beckons for him despite Paris Saint-Germain being interested in his services. The Catalans are now plotting a deal that could see the Brazil international head back to the Anfield with 75 million euros as well in exchange of Mohamed Salah.
Salah defended his Premier League Golden Boot in 2018/19 and has been lethal in front of goal so of course Barcelona would be a great destination for him, more so because he would have a chance to win trophies more frequently than at Liverpool. But whether the Blaugrana satisfy his wage demands of an annual 25 million euros remains to be seen.