The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been in a state of shock today. Indeed, while the proverbial rumour mill is always likely to churn out some bizarre rumours, the fact that Gareth Bale and Mo Salah have been touted in a potential swap deal has our resident Reds stunned.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, the Champions League holders have been impressed with Liverpool’s Egyptian King and are reportedly weighing up an offer to swap the former Roma man with Bale, who has struggled for form and fitness of late.
A few years ago, this would have seemed like a no-brainer. However, Salah’s ludicrously good form this season, coupled with Bale’s fitness problems have our local Kopites scratching their heads as to why on earth the club would even consider such a deal, should it be offered.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the Twitter reaction.
Urm no we don’t why would you want bale over salah
— Bobby Firmino (@Elliott_Deakin) February 27, 2018
Bale not fit to wipe Salah’s boots. Not a chance.
— William Parry (@William78513069) February 27, 2018
Bale is just another Sturridge n klopp certainly is not ready to let Salah go
— Gabriel Millito (@millitolfc) February 27, 2018
we don't want bale all we want is salah and Liverpool should not be seen as a dumping ground for spent forces enough of that
— Ikechukwu Paul (@IkechukwuPaul17) February 27, 2018
Madrid want to swap Bale for Salah Salah is better than Ronaldo and Messi #dont@me
— dilu (@_diluhussain) February 27, 2018
Hmm Bale for Salah. Never gonna happen. Bale is excellent but he’s Real Madrid’s Darren Anderton. We don’t need any more injury prone players. Kroos & Bale maybe. https://t.co/M5o6q2SLoX
— Stewart Stanley (@Expected2Fly) February 27, 2018
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— Christopher (@cmcferran22) February 27, 2018