Mo Salah’s agent teases fans with cryptic photo amidst contract rumours

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It’s the news every Liverpool fan is sat on the edge of their seat waiting for – Will Mohamed Salah sign a new contract to extend his Liverpool stay?

Well, the Egyptian King’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, seems intent on prolonging the agony for Liverpool fans as he’s shared a cryptic tweet that’s got Reds fans rampant with speculation regarding Salah’s contract situation.

Issa took to Twitter to share a post which included a photo of Mo Salah sitting at a desk laughing, in which the agent was stood nonchalantly in the background looking at his phone – and didn’t include a caption in the tweet.

Of course, we know the photograph is an old one as Mo is wearing an old training top emblazoned with the New Balance manufacturer logo, which is long gone since the club switched to Nike two seasons ago.

That and the small matter of the Egyptian currently being on another continent as he tries to replicate his blistering club form to lead the Pharaohs to international success in the AFCON.

Of course, maybe Ramy just likes the photo and wanted to reminisce, but the current contention surrounding contract talks between Liverpool and Salah lit the comments section on fire.

While many seemed to think the tweet was hinting that a deal may be imminent, others joked that the photo suggested Salah thinks the current offer is laughable.

Sports Illustrated’s ‘Liverpool Transfer Room’ channel, meanwhile, have reported that Salah, Abbas and Liverpool directors will meet after AFCON to discuss a new contract – citing Egyptian journalist Ismael Mahmoud as the source.

"LFC Transfer Room can exclusively reveal that Mohamed Salah, his agent Ramy Abbas and Liverpool directors will meeting after AFCON to discuss Salah’s contract situation."

Last week, Mohamed Salah told GQ Magazine he wants to stay and isn’t asking for “crazy stuff” when asked about a potential extension.

"“I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in their hands. I’m not asking for crazy stuff. I’ve been here for my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me.“But with the administration, they have [been] told the situation. It’s in their hands.”"

So, will he sign or won’t he? Well, sadly, Ramy Abbas Issa’s tweet leaves us all in the dark, but we can only hope Salah and Liverpool come to an agreement that facilitates the Egyptian King scoring many more memorable goals and putting smiles on Reds’ fan faces at Anfield and away for many years to come.