The Mohamed Salah saga has been going on for weeks now with both clubs stuck in negotiations, but as more progress has been made, Liverpool and Roma finally look like they could be about to agree a deal for the winger who managed 19 goals and 12 assists last season.
According to reports, the Egyptian winger has actually booked a flight to the United Kingdom from his home nation and is rumoured to be Melwood bound for a medical this week.
Mohamed Salah will leave Cairo on Tuesdsay at 4:50 PM (CAI) on Egypt Air flight NO. (MS 779) to Arrive London at 9:05 PM (LHR)
— Hady Elmedany (@hadyelmedany) June 19, 2017
The leak of Salah’s flight number of course resulted in inevitable excitement for Liverpool fans, but unless the winger is taking another holiday, this is a clear indication that the negotiations which have taken place between Liverpool and Roma may already be finished.
Given that Liverpool’s last transfer saga, surrounding Virgil van Dijk ended embarrassingly, the last thing the club would want to do is provide any source of leaks to jeopardise yet another transfer. But despite any official leaks, Liverpool fans have taken the summer transfer window to a whole new level – by planning to track Salah’s plane via Flightradar.
20th of June, 2017.
3:50 PM British time.
EgyptAir flight MS779.
Track on https://t.co/OzPWsrO10x.
It begins. #SalahWatching
— Paul (@Kolology) June 19, 2017
In many ways, this is brilliant by Liverpool fans – while a ridiculous concept to be sat watching a plane carrying in a new signing – it’s the idea of a mass of fans watching it in harmony; you almost feel like fans should set up the big screen next to Anfield and stream the flight’s movements live – with extra red flares as the plane edges closer to the British Isles.
— View Of The Kop (@ViewOfTheKop_) January 31, 2017
If Salah isn’t actually headed to London for a shopping trip – the significance of the transfer is huge for Liverpool, the team was shocking last season without Sadio Mane, winning just 30% of their games.
The Egyptian’s pace will be massive for Klopp’s high pressing style, but not just that, when Salah and Mane are in the same team, it’s going to be a nightmare for defences – especially if they’re not the quickest.
The Egyptian is the perfect signing for Liverpool’s upcoming Champions League campaign, and a solid addition to an already great attacking outlet. With this transfer looking like it’s done, we expect that Klopp will now look at ways to bolster a defence which looked weak in many games last season – but who knows, perhaps Salah is accompanied on Flight MS779 in an exciting double-swoop by Jurgen Klopp.