Barcelona rejected an opportunity to land Mohamed Salah before he signed for Liverpool, according to ElNacional.
The Reds took the winger from Roma in the summer of 2017 and he has been instrumental in helping Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League titles in recent years.
During the same summer, Blaugrana earned €222 million from Neymar’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian moved to Les Parisiens in the first week of August 2017 and later that month, the Catalans invested in excess of €100 million on Ousmane Dembele.
It’s claimed they said ‘no’ to two stars that summer. Those are Mohamed and Kylian Mbappe, who left Monaco for the capital club in 2017.
Sevilla’s Monchi was then the sporting director of I Giallorossi. As per the report, he offered the Egypt attacker to Barcelona for €40 million.
He wanted to get rid of the ex-Chelsea man, which is why the Spaniard was looking for a new club for his former player.
Josep Maria Bartomeu was then the chairman of Barcelona. He rejected a chance to bring in Salah and preferred to spend money on Dembele.
It’s to be noted Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain was completed in August 2017, more than a month after Mohamed agreed to join the Reds.
With the report insinuating Josep wasted the South American’s money on the Frenchman, it is not possible for Monchi to have offered the now-Liverpool man to Barca after Neymar’s exit.
That’s because Mohamed had already completed a transfer to Anfield in the summer of 2017, more than a month before the Brazilian superstar had left Barcelona.