Football agent Sjaak Swart has thrown Liverpool fans into a state of panic after he confirmed that star player Mohamed Salah wants to sign for Barcelona this summer.
Sjaak Swart is the agent of Dutch international midfielder Donny Van De Beek who recently completed a £40m transfer to Manchester United from Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam.
Swart talked about Salah, Liverpool and Barcelona in a chat with Dutch website Voetbalzone. According to him, Barcelona and Dutch football legend Ronald Koeman is interested in signing Mohamed Salah from Liverpool before adding that the player wants the move.
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Ronald Koeman was appointed the Barcelona manager last month and he’s looking to sign new players to boost his squad for the new season.
Mohamed Salah has been at Liverpool since joining them from AS Roma in Italy in the summer of 2017. The Egyptian international was a key player in the Reds squad as they won the Champions League in the penultimate season and the Premier League title last season.
He scored a hattrick on the opening day of the new Premier League season as his Liverpool team beat Leeds United 4-3 at home.
Leeds United are returning to the top flight for the first time in almost two decades after they won the English Championship title last term.