Egypt Independent

Real Madrid to make ‘mega’ offer for Liverpool’s superstar Mohamed Salah, report



Real Madrid is considering making a mega move for Liverpool’s superstar Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah in the summer, UK newspaper Daily Star reported on Saturday.

According to Spanish outlet OK Diario, Real Madrid rates the Liverpool star very highly and would consider him a top addition to the team.

Zinedine Zidane’s team needs strengthening with players the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ageing, while Gareth Bale has struggled to deal with his array of injury issues, according to the report.

The Egyptian’s age makes him appealing too, with Real believing he will continue to improve. However, Real also knows Liverpool will not make it easy for them to lure Salah away. With Philippe Coutinho on the verge of leaving for Barcelona, Salah effectively takes over as Jurgen Klopp’s most important player.

Liverpool striker and Egypt’s national team star Mohamed Salah won the CAF’s best African player of the year in a ceremony held Thursday in the Ghanian capital Accra.

Salah won the award following his remarkable performance with Roma and Liverpool over the past year, as well as leading the national team to qualify for the African Nations Cup final in Gabon, and leading it to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time in 28 years.

Salah won a poll for the 2017 Arab player of the year, which was launched by the beIN Sports channel on Twitter December 22.

The Egyptian star was crowned the Premier League Player of the Month for November. To cap off a sweep of awards and an excellent year, Salah has also secured the BBC’s African Footballer of the Year award.

Salah has already bagged 22 goals for Liverpool in all competitions and is the Premier League’s top scorer.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm