AS Roma have reportedly turned down Liverpool’s initial bid of £34million for 21-year-old Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah

According to a report by Transfer Market Web, Salah is eager to leave AS Roma but the Serie A club has turned down Liverpool’s bid of £34million for the youngster. It is unclear as to whether or not the Reds will return with a higher bid.

Salah’s contract expires in 2019 and signing a new contract is likely to prove to be an expensive affair for Roma. The lethal forward has been linked with Liverpool for the second time now, after they failed to secure him back in 2014.

Interestingly, Salah was part of Premier League champions Chelsea but failed to shine for them. Since then, he has transformed into a quick, creative and goal-scoring winger in the Serie-A.

His performances with Roma over the last two seasons have been magnificent and Salah will undoubtedly do well at Liverpool, if Jurgen Klopp pushes for an increased bid to sign him.

In an excellent first season on loan at Roma, he finished as joint top goalscorer with a total of 15 goals in all competitions and six assists. He also went on to be named the club’s player of the season and that propelled Roma to make the deal permanent for around £13 million.

His 2016/17 performances have become exceedingly better as he managed to record 15 goals and 11 assists. Salah has also been in phenomenal shape for Egypt.

BOLOGNA, ITALY - APRIL 09: Mohamed Salah # 11 of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and AS Roma at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on April 9, 2017 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)
Running towards a future at Liverpool? (Photo courtesy Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

He was the joint top African scorer in the 2014 World Cup qualification round and also put up two stunning goals as Egypt’s tried its luck at winning the African Cup of Nations, but unfortunately lost to Cameroon in the final.

Salah is fast, with excellent dribbling skills, possesses good ball control. He is capable of ripping defences apart, cutting-in from the wing to either strike at goal or to set up his teammates. He’s essentially a right winger, but can also play well on the left, behind the main striker or even as an attacking midfielder.

His versatility will prove to be beneficial for Jurgen Klopp as the manager looks to strengthen Liverpool’s attack ahead of the upcoming season since they will have to put up stronger performances in the Champions League and the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Klopp recently signed 19-year-old Dominic Solanke from Chelsea, but he still needs a reliable winger who can be deployed in the first team. Liverpool were also rumoured to battle AS Roma in signing Rafinha.

As far as defenders are concerned, the Merseyside outfit are eyeing Manchester City’s Gael Clichy and Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, who is being chased by several top clubs.

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