Thursday 23 November 2017

Salah's Anfield medical today as Roma agree to €39m fee

Mohamed Salah is set to sign a deal with Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah is set to sign a deal with Liverpool.

Roma winger Mohamed Salah is to undergo a medical at Liverpool today after the clubs agreed a €39million fee.

Negotiations have been finalised but, somewhat bizarrely, it is not yet known whether the transfer will break the club-record £35m the Reds paid Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll in January 2011.

That will depend on the exchange rate at the time the deal is formally concluded: €39m euros currently equates to about £34.3m. It is understood the agreed fee is inclusive of all add-on incentives attached to the deal.

Liverpool had an initial offer of £28million for the 25-year-old rejected earlier this month, but they have now come to a settlement having continued negotiations with the Serie A club.

The Premier League outfit have landed Salah at the second attempt as three years ago they were outbid by Chelsea, with the winger moving to Stamford Bridge for £11million from Basle.

That move did not work out for him and, after loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma, he joined the latter for £13million last summer.

The pacy attacker scored 15 Serie A goals last season - making it 29 league goals in two years - and provided 11 assists as Roma finished second, behind Juventus.

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