PSG to turn to Mohammed Salah if Mbappe leaves
Mohamed Salah is said to be a surprising option for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window as the club looks for a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who is expected to leave the French capital.
Mbappe has been a crucial part of Mauricio Pochettino’s assault at the Parc des Princes this season, scoring 37 goals in 43 games, but his contract is about to expire.
Real Madrid has been considering a move for the France forward, who has reached an impasse with PSG over a new contract.
PSG’s Champions League semi-final exit to Manchester City on Tuesday night is unlikely to have persuaded the 22-year-old to stay, and the French giants are already looking for options if they are unable to persuade him to sign a new contract.
According to the French publication Le Parisien, all eyes will be on Salah, who is rumored to want to leave Liverpool.
Salah’s contract situation is less of a problem because he has two years remaining on his Anfield deal, but the lack of success in committing to Jurgen Klopp’s side has prompted PSG to join Madrid and Barcelona in keeping an eye on him.
Salah was coy when asked about his future in March, replying, “We’ll see what happens,” sparking concerns among Reds fans that he was looking to leave Anfield.
The forward revealed at the start of the month that he had made no progress in terms of extending his deal because he had not had talks with the club.
‘No one is talking to me about it, so I can’t say anything about it,’ Salah told Sky Sports. I don’t know because no one in the club is talking to me about it.’
Salah said in January that he was 100% committed to remaining at Liverpool, but that it was up to Liverpool to act to keep him at Anfield.
‘I’ll always give my all until the very last second I’m at this club, and I want to win as many trophies as possible.’ I want to give everything I have to the people who constantly show me love.’
Salah has been a massive success for Liverpool since joining from Roma in 2017, scoring 123 goals in 198 appearances and helping the Reds win the Premier League and Champions League.