Mohamed Salah has left the door open to a possible move to Spain by suggesting that he would like to play in La Liga in the future.
The Liverpool star has long been linked to a Real Madrid signing and has previously hinted at a possible switch to Spain in an interview with WHAT in December 2020.
With the Reds having a disappointing 2020-21 domestic campaign, rumors of Salah’s possible departure are unlikely to fade and he has again commented on his future to the Spanish press, refusing to rule out leaving the Premier League champions.
What has been said?
Salah spoke with Mark ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Zinedine Zidane’s team and answered questions regarding his future with the Reds.
“It is not up to me [whether I stay]”Said Salah.” We’ll see what happens, but I’d rather not talk about it now.
“[My relationship with Klopp] it is a normal relationship between two professionals. This is how I would describe it. “
Asked if he would like to try Spanish football, after having played in England and Italy, the Egyptian added: “I hope I can play many more years.
“Why not? No one knows what will happen in the future, so … maybe one day [I will play in in Spain], Yes.”
About Zidane, the 28-year-old spoke enthusiastically, saying: “He is a great coach. He has won three Champions. He is doing a very good job with the team. He left and came back to help the team win trophies.” again. He was one of my idols when I was little. He is doing very well as a coach. “
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“Another interview, another Spanish publication.
“After WHAT in december, we have Mark in March, with Mohamed Salah contributing another exclusive to a newspaper with strong ties to Real Madrid.
“It’s understandable, in this case, given the upcoming Champions League game between Real and Liverpool. Salah’s quotes about that tie were relatively tame. He resisted the urge to fan the flames when it came to Sergio Ramos, and He spoke respectfully about Zinedine Zidane and his team.
“Of course, he was asked about his future once more, giving another rather vague answer.” We’ll see “, was the central idea.
“That will undoubtedly spark new rumors about a possible summer move, as well as the rather curt response he gave about his relationship with Jurgen Klopp.” Two professionals, “that’s how he described it.
“The truth is, however, that Salah’s departure from Anfield is highly unlikely this summer. Liverpool are planning for next season with their top scorer, and their plans to offer him a further contract extension remain. The contract Salah’s current expires in 2023. ” .
“Who, if anyone, could afford it now? Certainly not Barcelona, whose financial problems are in the open for everyone, and probably not Real, who is expected to target younger players that they can bring to the club. for the next decade – Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland, for example.
“Would Ligue 1 and PSG attract a player for whom legacy and global recognition are so important? Probably not. Salah knows, despite this season’s problems, that Liverpool are a club prepared to fight for the majors. honors in upcoming seasons.
“And Liverpool expect him to lead that charge.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.