Salah and Kane have missed Real Madrid and Barcelona transfer boat, says Carragher
Posted On March 18, 2021
The former Reds defender cannot see the star Anfield striker or the prolific Spurs pound striker targeted in deals worth over £ 120million.
Jamie Carragher believes Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane ‘missed the boat’ on big transfers, with Liverpool and Tottenham stars saying Real Madrid and Barcelona will no longer want to invest ‘more than £ 120million ($ 167 million). »In their services.
Transfers to Spain for two Premier League superstars have been under consideration for some time.
However, Salah is now 28 and is on a contract at Anfield until 2023, while England captain Kane saw his prolific production at Spurs earn him a contract that is expected to last until 2024.
What was said?
With long-term contracts and the emergence of younger attacking targets, said Liverpool legend Carragher. Robbie Fowler Podcast on the chances of high level moves being made in the coming windows: “I think he (Salah) will be there for the next few years. I think he’s in a similar position to Harry Kane.
“I think they probably missed the boat if they wanted to go; whether at Real Madrid or Barcelona. Whether it’s Harry Kane heading to Manchester United or Man City.
“For those two players, I think you’re talking about over £ 120million, maybe more, and I don’t think anyone will spend that much on players of this age now.”
What are the striking alternatives?
While Salah and Kane would be greeted with open arms by most parties, these aren’t the only options.
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund youngster Erling Haaland are seen by many as the future given their exploits for club and country, and Carragher believes Barca and Real will be heading towards these avenues of recruitment.
He added: ‘I think you would be looking more to pay £ 200million for Kylian Mbappe because of longevity, maybe the same with Erling Haaland as well because you would get a lot more out of it.
“Also the situation in which we are with Covid and finances, the two Spanish giants have no money, they are massively in debt.
“So Liverpool wouldn’t let Salah go to anyone in this country and would you want to play for Paris Saint-Germain rather than Liverpool?” I would be very surprised if you did with the French championship. I think Salah is here to stay.