Roma Sporting Director Monchi has claimed that Liverpool signed Mo Salah in the cheap.
The Egyptian international returned to the Premier League in the summer after spending two seasons in Italy with Roma. He had previously had a majorly underwhelming spell at Chelsea, making just 19 appearances and scoring just two goals.
However, since his arrival at Anfield, Salah has been nothing short of prolific, already racking up an incredible 30 goals in 36 appearances for the Reds.
Now, Roma Sporting Director Monchi told Sky Sports Italia that Liverpool should have paid more money for the wingers services:
“At the end of the day, we could reach €50m with bonuses, but at that moment we had to sell and that was an important option.
“The Neymar and Kylian Mbappe transfers changed the market, but at that moment it was necessary that we sell.
“I still think the price could’ve been better for Salah, but it did give us the possibility of making other moves. When I arrived, the Liverpool offer for Salah was €32m plus €3m in bonuses. In today’s football, players go wherever they want to.
“The figures are important, because at the end of the day we are a business, but the fans cannot be bought. In my years at Sevilla, people counted the trophies and those are so far missing at Roma.
“I understand the fans perfectly well, I know they don’t want to talk about numbers, they just want to win, but that is my job. We have to build a club that doesn’t just win, but does so consistently over time. Fans don’t want promises, they want results.
“I accept all of that, but ask them for a little faith. It takes time. We’ve got to stay quiet and work harder to find the right path towards what the fans want.”
Salah scored his latest goal in Liverpool’s 5-0 Champions League rout against Porto.