Much like all Liverpool fans, Roma winger Mohamed Salah is said to be impatiently waiting on his move to Liverpool.
However, while the Egyptian speedster may or may already have his bags packed for Merseyside, no date for a medical has been pencilled in just yet.
The Reds are still expected to pull through with a move for Salah, but the wait is growing frustratingly long, despite reports claiming that the transfer was all but complete over a week ago.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) June 19, 2017
Despite rumours claiming the player was set for an Anfield medical, the Liverpool Echo now claim the player (and the legions of fans) will have to remain patient for a bit, as the two clubs haven’t still reached an agreement.
Liverpool are understood to have made major headway in their pursuit, as Roma may need to sell in order to comply with FIFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. Reds Sporting Director Michael Edwards is handling the negotiations, and things are heading in a positive direction.
The Anfield side’s initial bid of £28m saw a firm rebuttal come their way, but most expect a compromise to be agreed for a fee in the region of £35m.
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) June 18, 2017
Salah, who is currently on holiday in Egypt, is apparently ready to fly to England for a medical as soon as he is called upon.
The 25-year-old former Chelsea star could become the Reds’ most expensive signing ever, as his expected fee would likely eclipse the £35m Liverpool forked out for Andy Carroll back in 2011.
Salah’s 19 goals for Roma last season and terrifying pace are contributing factors to his price tag, while the flying winger is understood to be desperate to return to the Premier League, having failed to make an impact at Chelsea.