Ian Wright believes that the future of Mohamed Salah at Liverpool isn’t set in stone and that the Egyptian could be tempted by a move to Real Madrid.
Much has been said about the 25-year-old who only arrived from AS Roma in the summer and has set the Premier League alight with his ability to consistently find the back of the net.
With 37 goals in 43 outings across all competitions the forward has attracted attention from the La Liga giants and while Salah is seemingly happy with life on Merseyside, the Arsenal legend doesn’t think that will stop him from a switch.
As quoted on Sky Sports, Wright said: “Anyone that has come into the Premier League and scored that amount of goals, you’re going to court that kind of attention.
“I didn’t think he’d have that kind of impact, but when you have had such an impact, you are going to court attention. What clubs will have seen with Liverpool is that if you keep pressing for one of their players, you might get them in the end.
“This is the problem Liverpool will have. If Salah continues this kind of scoring next season, they will be courting him.
“Not being disrespectful to Liverpool, but Salah won’t have grown up dreaming of playing for Liverpool – if Real Madrid come knocking, he’s going to be taking notice of that.”
Football Insider verdict:
Salah has grown as a player and improved immeasurably under Jurgen Klopp from the player that left the Premier League under Jose Mourinho. It’s difficult to believe that he is one and the same player. Loyalty in the modern game is virtually non-existent and the lure and might that Real Madrid possess would be difficult for any player to deny. The Egyptian international has already shown that he is happy to move on from a club in search of bigger and better opportunities – there is no bigger opportunity than to play for Los Blancos, so if they did come calling for Salah, he would at some point head to the Spanish capital.
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