MO SALAH’S agent has rubbished reports in the Spanish media that the Liverpool star has demanded a transfer.
Daily paper AS, known as a mouthpiece for Real Madrid, made the shock revelation on Wednesday, just hours before the Reds’ Champions League semi-final second-leg clash in Porto.
PA:Empics Sport1 Mo Salah scored against Porto despite claims he wants to leave Liverpool
Talking out of their AS again I see.
— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) April 17, 2019
They claimed £250m-rated Salah had threatened to force his Liverpool exit in a furious row with boss Jurgen Klopp.
But the Egyptian’s representative Ramy Abbas Issa was quick to pour cold water on the claims in comic fashion on social media.
He wrote on Twitter: “Talking out of their AS again I see.”
Salah, 26, looked perfectly happy as he netted his 23rd goal of the season as Liverpool won 4-1 in Portugal to set up a last-four clash with Barcelona.
But that form has seen the reigning PFA Player of the Year attract the interest of Real boss Zinedine Zidane who wants Salah as the figurehead of his squad overhaul.
Talking out of their AS again.
Ramy Abbas Issa
And it has been speculated that the surprise report is a stunt aimed at unsettling Salah.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are famous for using the press as part of a seven-step plan to seal a mega-money transfer.
Seven steps Barcelona and Real Madrid always follow when sealing a big-money transfer
1. Identify target
2. Line up the legends
3. Get in player's ear
4. Offensively low first bid
5. Awkward photo opportunity
6. Get the Spanish press in
7. Inevitable unveiling
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According to the theory, the Premier League leaders can now expect to hear club legends talking about Salah before receiving an insultingly low opening bid.
The tactics have previously been evident in the successful pursuits of top Prem stars like Cesc Fabregas and Philippe Coutinho.
Salah’s Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane as well as Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard are also in the La Liga giants’ sights this summer.