Liverpool's Salah could cost Vodafone €135 million per goal

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Liverpool's Salah could cost Vodafone €135 million per goal

El jugador egipcio del Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, tras cerrar el acuerdo con Vodafone.


The Egyptian is enjoying an incredible scoring run in the Premier League and the Telecoms giant has decided to jump on the back of his international fame.

As the 2017/18 season began, you'd have been hard-pressed to find someone who believed Mohamed Salah would be top of the Premier League and Europe's goal-scoring charts. And his rising stock has done more than just alert the elite clubs, it also has marketing teams looking to take advantage of the man of the moment.

Vodafone's Salah offer

Following Salah's 42 million-euro transfer from Roma to Liverpool last summer, the Egyptian has scored 36 goals in 41 official matches. For this reason, telecoms giant Vodafone has launched a new customer offer in the player's home country that, on the face of it, would result in a massive payout from the company.

As the story goes from the Mirror, the offer means that for every goal that Mo Salah scores for Jürgen Klopp's side from now on will result in customers gaining 11 minutes (his shirt number is '11') of free calls to their plan. With 43 million subscribers in Egypt, and each minute charged at an average of 25 pence, this results in a cost to the company of 118,250,000 GBP, or 135,125,000 euros. That's a cost to the company of over 135 million for each goal scored till the end of the season!

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Of course, some cynics would argue that a promotion like this is just a marketing play, with the real cost of giving away free minutes - with many unlikely to be used - less impactful than the publicity gained from endorsing Egypt's biggest star.

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*Update 21 de marzo de 2018


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