Before Barcelona's interest, Xavi talked about Mohamed Salah

Before Barcelona’s interest, Xavi talked about Mohamed Salah

Spanish media confirmed that coach Xavi Hernandez, the new coach of the Barcelona team competing in the Spanish League, is seeking to rebuild the Catalan team during the upcoming winter transfers, and is seriously considering contracting with Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, star of Liverpool, competing in the Premier League.

Mohamed Salah’s contract with Liverpool expires in the summer of 2023, and the two parties are seeking to reach an agreement for his continuation with the English club, as Salah wants to get a weekly salary of 500,000 pounds, which postpones the settlement of negotiations.

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It seems that Xavi admires the Egyptian pharaoh Salah, and has praised him on more than one occasion; Including when the Spanish coach said after Liverpool’s victory in the Club World Cup in December 2019: “Mohamed Salah is one of the top 10 players in the world at the moment, and he always gives the best performance… I watched him in the Club World Cup final, he is a great player and deserves to be Receiving the award for the best player in the tournament.

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And according to the Spanish newspaper, “National”, in a report today, Sunday, November 14, Xavi wants Salah “at any cost”, with his rival Real Madrid close to resolving the deal of French striker Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, for free.

But the newspaper also referred to Barcelona’s economic dilemma, and its debts amounted to nearly one billion and 200 million euros, which resulted in the loss of Argentine star Lionel Messi in favor of Paris Saint-Germain and French Antoine Griezmann in favor of Atletico Madrid in the last summer transfer period.

The newspaper stressed that Xavi’s interest in Salah depends on the financial recovery of the Catalan club and the status of the player’s contract in Liverpool, indicating that the Liverpool administration is vigilant in the issue of dealing with Salah’s file, and it is the one who knows the seriousness of losing the Egyptian star, and therefore will do “everything in its power” to prevent him from Follow in the footsteps of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona occupies ninth place on the La Liga standings, 11 points behind leaders Real Sociedad, with Barca owning a game in hand, and Barcelona is in dire need of more options in the offensive line; Especially with Osman Dembele, Ansu Fati and Coutinho suffering from frequent injuries in recent years, as well as Sergio Aguero, who suffers from a heart problem that would keep him away for at least three months.