“But within the short term, I don’t think it changes much because he definitely would have been there for the subsequent two years anyway. It just gives everyone a lift for the long run, the mid-term future.”
Barnes wants Salah to remain, but he doesn’t hold the identical stance as most fans, who feel as if it’s essential that the club do all they’ll to sign the Egyptian. And he exclusively told Express Sport: “Do we’d like him to remain? Provided that he desires to.
“He desires to stay if he gets the cash that he wants and the years that he wants, but so did I. If we get to a stage where he only desires to stay if he gets a five-year contract, and is 35 with all that cash, do we wish him to sign that contract?