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Thursday, 22 April 2021 06:14 GMT

Egyptian Salah joins Liverpool for record fee


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will get another chance to prove himself in the English Premier League after sealing a transfer to Liverpool from Roma in a club-record deal on Thursday.

Roma said Salah moved for 42 million euros ($46.8 million), which - using the current exchange rates - makes him Liverpool's most expensive signing in British pounds. The fee of 37 million pounds surpasses the previous record figure for Andy Carroll, who cost 35 million pounds (then $56 million) in 2011.

The 25-year-old Salah made just six league starts during his time playing for Chelsea from February 2014 to February 2015 before being sent on loan first to Fiorentina and then Roma.

Roma eventually signed Salah permanently and he was one of Serie A's top performers last season, scoring 15 goals and setting up 11 others.

Now he is back in England with Liverpool, which said Salah has signed a long-term contract and will officially join on July 1. The Reds have also signed striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea this offseason as manager Juergen Klopp looks to strengthen his attacking options ahead of his team's attempts to qualify for the Champions League through the playoff round in August.

Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League last season.

Salah has 29 goals in 52 appearances for Egypt.

Roma said the deal for Salah includes various additionalclauses, worth up to a total of 8 million euros ($8.9 million), basedonthe player and Liverpoolachieving certain performance-related targets.

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