Agbonlahor suggests huge contract extension for star forward could cause unrest in Liverpool squad
Former premier star Gabby Agbonlahor has believes that Liverpool offering Mohamed Salah a ‘£400,000-a-week’ contract could cause ‘big problems’ in the dressing room.
Mohamed Salah’s current contract at Liverpool expires in the summer of 2023 and negotiations for a new deal have so far been complicated.
Agbonlahor has suggested that the Reds offering a ‘£400,000-a-week’ deal to Salah could make the likes of Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk ask for improved deals. Agbonlahor told Football Insider:
Mohamed Salah scored his 150th Liverpool career goal against Norwich City. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)“I think there’s going to be big problems at Liverpool because I’m hearing Salah is close to signing a very big contract of £400,000-a-week.
“The problem with that and the reason that Liverpool are scared to give him that is because Mane will want similar, van Dijk will want to renegotiate because he’s just signed a new contract.”
“When you go over the wage cap at a club, the doors will open and other players are going to want increases. If Salah gets £400,000-a-week, then Mane will want £350,000-a-week.
“Liverpool are probably thinking, ‘Can we give him that when we’ve got Diaz who is coming in as a good player?'”
“It’s going to be very interesting and very expensive for Liverpool. It’s definitely a big problem. But if I’m Mo Salah, I’m asking for what I deserve.
“He will not even be close to what Neymar’s earning, what Lionel Messi’s earning and what Kylian Mbappe will be earning and he’s on par with them at the moment.
“He will want to be paid what he deserves. He’s the top goalscorer in the Premier League, the best player in the Premier League.”