The president of the Egyptian FA Hany Abo Rida has revealed that Real Madrid will lodge an attempt to sign Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in the summer. The 25-year-old linked up with the Reds from AS Roma for nearly £40m in July, and he has since stood out as the leading performer for the Merseyside outfit.
His performances have, as a result, caught the eye of Europe’s elite and Rida suggests that the European champions will test the Reds’ resolve with a tempting offer in the summer, he said: “Real Madrid will make an offer for Salah during the summer. Salah is now looking to improve his game. Obviously if an Egyptian plays for a club as popular around the world as Real Madrid, it’s going to be great for Egyptian football.”
Meanwhile, national team coach Hector Cuper shared a similar opinion on Salah earlier in the season, and revealed that Los Blancos are keeping a close watch on his developments through the current campaign, where he has already achieved an all-time best tally of 24 goals.
Real Madrid’s La Liga defence appears to have diminished at just the halfway stage of the season with Barcelona holding a 19-point lead at the top. Though Los Blancos do have a game in hand, their chances of defending the title look pretty much over as the Catalan giants have rarely suffered a dim spell under Ernesto Valverde this term.
The Spanish champions are likely to have a major squad overhaul in the summer owing to their average showing, and there is already speculation over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who could surprisingly be shown the exit door. With Salah set to take over his mantle, excited fans have already staretd to click here to start buying up tickets to Real Madrid’s 2018/19 pre-season Tour of the US, to potentially see the Egyptian in action for the first time.
The Portugal international’s relationship with Florentino Perez has reached a new low after the lack of support during the tax evasion case, and it appears that Los Blancos could sanction his sale to one of Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain.