MOHAMED SALAH has provided a never-seen-before insight into his Liverpool contract talks as part of a Harvard study.
The 31-year-old Egyptian forward was on the scoresheet again this afternoon as the Reds beat West Ham 3-1 at Anfield.
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Instagram / @mosalahThis was the document page that the star shared from Harvard on Instagram[/caption]
That also secured him a place in the history books as he equalled a Premier League record.
The Kop legend’s early penalty made him only the fifth player to either score or assist in each of his side’s initial six opening games of the season, adding his name to fellow icons David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero, and Erling Haaland.
However, after scoring his 190th goal for Liverpool, he took to social media to share something that certainly caught the eye.
Harvard Business School have just released details of how Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, negotiated his new contract last year.
His previous deal was due to expire in June 2023, but after months of haggling, he eventually penned a three-year extension that almost DOUBLED his wages to £400,000-a-week.
The Harvard Business School has been reviewing the contract negotiations and how an agreement was finally reached as part of their study program.
Harvard Business School Professor, Anita Elberse, had released a snippet of their study on social media, saying: “New case alert! An examination of the unparalleled Mohamed Salah, his agent Ramy Abbas, and their contract negotiations with Liverpool FC last summer.”
And Salah shared a page of it on his Instagram story to his near 63 million followers, giving supporters a glimpse into the mindset, discussions and what was holding up the talks.
According to the document, Abbas, who was in Dubai, was on the phone to Salah, who was back home in Egypt on holiday in June 2022, and said: “I am starting to fear that we may not be able to come to an agreement on a new contract, Mohamed – their latest offer is still very far from what we want.”
It then quotes Salah as saying: “I want to stay with Liverpool but the club needs to show that they want me to stay as well.”
It then goes on to discuss whether it was right or wrong to push for more money and the relationship and past between Salah and Issa.
Salah is also quoted as saying about his long-term representative: “We are partners. I know he’ll always do what is best for me.”
The page shared only provides a snippet, but now fans will be eagerly awaiting to see if any more interesting titbits from the study drop.