Mohamed Salah says he is “happy” to learn that Barcelona want to sign him but insist that he prefers to stay at Liverpool.
Recent reports in Spain claim that new manager Xavi is determined to bring the 29-year-old to Camp Nou as his side look to strengthen their attack.
The Egypt international is, however, in talks to sign a contract extension at Anfield, with his current contract due to expire in the summer of 2023.
What was said?
Although he is flattered by the interest of the Catalan squad, Salah is determined to stake his future at Liverpool.
“I read what was said about Xavi’s interest in signing me,” he told Egyptian TV station. MBC.
“It’s something that makes me happy that a team like Barcelona are interested in me, but I’m happy at Liverpool and we’ll see what happens in the future.
“At the moment, I prefer to stay in the Premier League because it is the strongest league in the world.”
Will Salah sign a new contract at Liverpool?
Although Salah would prefer to stay in England, he admitted the decision could be out of his control as he waits for the club and their agent to come to an agreement.
“I have said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay at Liverpool,” he added. âBut the decision is in the hands of management and they need to resolve this issue.
âThere is no problem but we have to come to an agreement for the contract. It is to them.
âYour financial worth shows how much the club values ââyou and will do anything to keep you, but the decision itself is not based solely on these financial matters.
“There are things like the ambition of the team and the coach and what he wants to do with the team and the players he wants. These are all important points when making the decision. . “
How has Salah performed this season?
Salah has been in consistent form for Jurgen Klopp’s side this term, scoring 19 goals and providing nine assists in 20 appearances across all competitions.
The Reds are currently second in the Premier League and have reserved their place for the knockout stages of the Champions League as confirmed winners of Group B.