Barcelona are desperate to add real quality to the team with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez getting older and Ousmane Dembele and Malcom failing to hit the high standards set by the club and African Superstar, Mohammed Salah is their prime transfer target.
If the Catalan giants want to sign any Liverpool player before 2021, they will have to dig deep into their pockets and pay well above the market rate.
This was reflected in an agreement between the two clubs last winter, when the Catalans closed the deal for the hiring of Philippe Coutinho. The agreement, revealed by Cadena Ser, states that any Liverpool player that Barcelona wants to sign up to 2021 will have a surcharge of 100 million euros added to the figure of a hypothetical transfer agreement.
For example, the operation to take Mohamed Salah to the Camp Nou would prove practically impossible for the Catalans. Taking into account that the market value of the Egyptian attacker is around 150 million euros (according to Transfermarket), his signing would skyrocket to 250 million euros.
A figure that would make him the most expensive signing in history. It is a clearly dissuasive agreement with which the Premier League team wanted to guarantee their peace of mind for at least three years.