Al-Ettifaq Mocks Al-Ittihad’s Failed Attempt to Sign Mohamed Salah While Announcing Demarai Gray

The Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Al-Ittihad’s unsuccessful pursuit of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah while announcing the acquisition of Demarai Gray.

Demarai Gray, who has now joined the squad under the guidance of Steven Gerrard, departed Everton to become a part of Al-Ettifaq’s roster. The club revealed this signing through an innovative video presentation and couldn’t resist poking fun at Al-Ittihad’s endeavors to secure Salah.

During the summer transfer window, Al-Ittihad made it a top priority to sign Mohamed Salah from Liverpool, even making a jaw-dropping offer of £215 million to the Reds, aiming to lure the Egyptian to the Saudi Pro League (according to GOAL). Despite their efforts falling short, the Jeddah-based team reportedly plans to renew their pursuit of Salah next summer, as per the Mirror.

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s superstar, has expressed optimism about Salah making a substantial impact in the Saudi Pro League.

Although Mohamed Salah remains with Liverpool at the moment, a potential move to the Saudi Pro League might still be in the cards. Jordan Henderson, the former captain of Liverpool who recently joined Al-Ettifaq, has shared his thoughts on this potential move. He stated (as reported by Eurosport):

“He’ll have everybody reaching out to him, sending him messages and such. I don’t have all the details on what’s happening. I’m just following what the media reports about the bids and other developments.”

He went on to add:

“It will be intriguing to see how things unfold because he’s an exceptional player and an exceptional individual. Regardless of whether he stays at Liverpool or moves to the Saudi League or anywhere else in the future, he will undoubtedly make a significant impact. He would be a fantastic asset to any team.”

Mohamed Salah’s performance at Liverpool has been nothing short of remarkable. To date, the Egyptian forward has contributed 188 goals and 81 assists in 309 appearances across various competitions for the Reds.