Latest Liverpool news today as Newsnow Liverpool suggests yet another reason the Reds must avoid £34 million transfer in search of Mohamed Salah replacement if the Egyptian leaves next January window.
Liverpool must soon find a worthy replacement for Mohamed Salah, and one particular name that has recently emerged must be staunchly avoided at any cost.
The impending fate of Mohamed Salah was the talk of the week, an issue that is sure to significantly influence Liverpool’s imminent transfer priorities.
The Reds admirably rebuffed advances from Saudi Arabia, safeguarding their prized asset despite an astonishing $187 million (£150 million/€175 million) proposition from Al Ittihad. However, it would be unwise to assume that the interest in Salah will end entirely, and Jürgen Klopp will undoubtedly confront the task of identifying his successor within the next twelve months.
Considering Salah’s monumental contributions to Liverpool throughout the years, this mission appears nearly insurmountable, with no standout candidates currently in sight.
Curiously, one name prominently featured in this summer’s relentless transfer speculations, even prior to the specter of Salah’s departure.
Liverpool Target for Mohamed Salah Replacement
Federico Chiesa’s name remained persistently linked with a potential move to Anfield. At one juncture, Italian publication Corriere dello Sport (via Paisley Gates) hinted at the player’s representatives journeying to England for discussions with the Reds, amid claims of a $43 million (£34 million/€40 million) transfer.
The recurring nature of these rumours may lead some to speculate that Chiesa is a prime candidate to succeed Salah should the Egyptian transfer to Saudi Arabia. However, Liverpool have just been given a compelling reason why such transfer should not be avoided.
Why Liverpool Must Avoid Federico Chiesa Transfer
Chiesa has been compelled to withdraw from the Italy squad ahead of the Euro 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine due to an injury sustained during training, according to report.
For those closely tracking Chiesa’s career, this development should come as no surprise.
Since his arrival at Juventus in 2020, the 25-year-old has been absent for a staggering total of 80 matches, encompassing both club and international duty. This injury record alone should be enough to dissuade Liverpool from considering a pursuit.
The Reds have grappled with a litany of injury setbacks over the past few seasons. The frustrations stemming from these challenges likely played a role in the departures of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keïta this summer, and would have been a factor in the club signing of players with commendable injury records – Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Finding a perfect replacement for Salah will undoubtedly prove to be a difficult task. Nonetheless, Liverpool must not allow themselves to be swayed by the potential availability of Chiesa, regardless of the price tag. It’s an unjustifiable risk, plain and simple.