Is it the ‘curse of the top scorer’?
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who jointly won the English Premier League Golden Boot (top scorer) by scoring 23 goals last season, are jointly sluggish. Son Heung-min, who is recording 4 goals and 3 assists in the EPL, is threatened with a starting position. Transfer rumors broke out.
Salah succeeded in renewing his contract with Liverpool last year. However, he has only scored 7 goals this season, and Liverpool are also sitting in 9th place.
Italy’s ‘Calcio Mercato’ reported on the 25th (local time) that ‘Liverpool could sign Juventus star Federico Chiesa as a replacement for Salah’. The 25-year-old Chiesa is a key player in Italy’s Euro 2020 victory, boasting speed and determination. He is also receiving attention as an ‘all-around winger’ with a defensive mindset. 메이저사이트
Due to an injury that ruptured the cruciate ligament in his knee last year, he made only 2 assists in 6 appearances in Serie A this season, but his potential is still recognized. In addition, the relatively cheap transfer fee (53 million pounds, about 80.6 billion won) compared to his skills is also attractive.
Chiesa has a contract with Juventus until 2025. He received an offer from Liverpool two and a half years ago, but the transfer did not become a reality.
On the other hand, a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is being proposed. He renewed his contract last year at Liverpool’s highest annual salary of £350,000 a week (about 530 million won), but he is unable to ‘pay for money’.
PSG hopes to sign Salah at £70 million (approximately 106.4 billion won), and Liverpool is also in a positive position.