Al-Ittihad targeting Joe Gomez alongside Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 29, 2023 - 02:56PM
Joe Gomez joined Liverpool in 2015 (Photo: Getty)

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad are reportedly keen on signing Joe Gomez amid their pursuit of fellow Liverpool star .

It was reported last week that Al-Ittihad are strongly interested in bringing Salah to the Middle East, where he’d be able to link up with former Reds teammate Fabinho, as well as and legends Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

, but even so the Saudi Arabian club are readying a highly expensive package to get the deal done.

It is said that they are willing to make the forward the most expensive player in the Pro League’s history, eclipsing the £80million , and offer him wages akin to Cristiano Ronaldo’s.

But given Salah’s status as a Liverpool legend and by far their best player, it is highly doubtful that the 31-year-old will be on the move, especially with just a few days left of the transfer window.

However, the Egypt captain is not the only Reds star that Al-Ittihad are after, with reporting that Gomez is high on their shortlist as they look for a new defender.

The 26-year-old is admired for his versatility as while he is mainly a centre-back, he is also more than capable of playing at right-back and even filling it at left-back.

Mohamed Salah is one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players (Photo: Getty)

Gomez moved to Anfield from Charlton in 2015 and has since gone on to make 175 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Club World Cup.

Liverpool will no doubt make it clear that they have no intention in selling the former England international with deadline day fast approaching, as he is still viewed as an important player.

Though behind Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order, he will still get regular minutes across all competitions, and will no doubt start this Sunday against Aston Villa with Van Dijk suspended and Konate injured.

That all said, there has been plenty of business done between Anfield and Saudi Arabia this summer, with many of Salah and Gomez’s former teammates now playing there.

This includes the aforementioned Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson, the latter now being managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerarrd at Al-Ettifaq.

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