Salah has 'missed the boat' for big-money move, says Carragher

Mohamed Salah ‘will stay at Liverpool for the next few years’ because he has ‘missed the boat’ for a big-money move to Spain, says Jamie Carragher as Reds legend claims the Egyptian is in the same position as Harry Kane

  • Jamie Carragher believes that Mohamed Salah will now stay at Liverpool 
  • The Egyptian forward has previously refused to rule out leaving Anfield 
  • But Carragher thinks the Egyptian has missed the boat for a big-money move
  • The Liverpool legend claimed clubs won’t want to spend £100m on a 28-year-old

Jamie Carragher believes Mohamed Salah will stay at Liverpool because the forward has ‘missed the boat’ for a big-money move to Spain.

The Egyptian refused to rule out a future transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid in an interview with AS at the end of last year and he has cut a frustrated figure during the Reds’ poor run of results in the Premier League.

But speaking on The Robbie Fowler Podcast, Liverpool legend Carragher claimed Spain’s top two clubs would not be prepared to splash over £100million on the 28-year-old and likened his situation to that of Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Jamie Carragher (left) thinks Mohamed Salah (right) has missed the boat for a big-money move

‘I think he’ll be there (at Liverpool) for the next few years. I think he’s in a similar position to Harry Kane,’ said Carragher.

‘They’re possibly the two best goalscorers in the Premier League right now.

‘They’re at an age where no-one is going to pay big money for them.

The Egyptian has previously refused to rule out a future transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid

‘I think they’ve probably missed the boat if they ever did want to go; whether that is to a Real Madrid or a Barcelona. Whether it’s Harry Kane going to Man Utd or Man City.

‘For both of those players, I think you’re talking £120m plus, maybe more, and I just don’t think anyone will spend that much on players of that age now.’

Carragher also said Barca and Real would prefer to sign the likes of Erling Haaland, 20, or Kylian Mbappe, 22, at a higher price because they have longer careers ahead of them.

‘I think they’d look more at paying £200m for Mbappe because of the longevity. It’s maybe the same for Haaland as well, they’d get so much more out of those two.

Speaking on The Robbie Fowler podcast, Carragher said Barcelona and Real Madrid will not want to spend £100m plus on a player of Salah’s age

The Reds legend also claimed Tottenham striker Harry Kane is in the same position as Salah

‘I think both of those players have missed the boat basically. Also the situation with Covid and finances; the two Spanish giants have got no more.

‘Liverpool wouldn’t let Salah go to anyone else in this country. And would you want to play for PSG instead of Liverpool? I would be very surprised if he did in the French league. I think Salah is here to stay.’

While Liverpool have been unable to replicate the form that saw them crowned champions last season, Salah is the league’s leading scorer with 17 goals – two fewer than he managed in the 2019-2020 campaign. 

The forward has already bettered his goal contribution from last season (23) with 25 in all competitions this term.

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