Paul Merson has claimed that Mohamed Salah looks unhappy at Liverpool and could end up joining Real Madrid in a mega money deal in January
As reported by The Sun, Paul Merson has opined that Mohamed Salah is not a happy camper at Liverpool and it could only be a matter of time before he departs from Anfield. The 50-year-old also added that a move to Real Madrid could be on the cards if they come calling in January.
Mohamed Salah has been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League, providing a talismanic presence for Liverpool that has often drawn comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The player enjoyed a blistering maiden campaign with the Reds, wherein he also won the Golden Boot in the league.
But, second season syndrome seemed to have struck, although those fears should soon be put to bed after a productive week that yielded 4 goals and 2 assists. However, if football expert Paul Merson is to be believed, Salah could be inching closer to sealing his exit from Liverpool to join Real Madrid.
As reported by The Sun, Merson has claimed that Salah is unhappy at Liverpool, which makes him an easy target to approach. As a result, Real Madrid might quickly seal a move, if they come knocking on the Reds’ door with a bid in the January transfer window.
“How can they [Real Madrid] not? They need to do something big and they will want him in January. They are struggling like mad. If Salah wanted to go, Liverpool would be powerless to stop him. I can’t remember the last player to say ‘no’ to Real Madrid or Barcelona. It’s another level. Salah doesn’t look happy at Liverpool at the moment and we’ve seen this before.”
“If you take his goals away they’re not title contenders any more. Liverpool fans have seen big players leave before. They would be fuming if Salah left too. But I wouldn’t be shocked if Real Madrid make a big bid in January, and you know how these things work, there might already be some contact.”
Real Madrid have indeed been linked with Mohamed Salah previously, but did not make any attempts to sign him in the summer. But, at a time when they are struggling to match up to their standards when Cristiano Ronaldo was still at the club, Los Blancos do need a player who can deliver week in week out, and Salah fits the bill.
The Egyptian superstar has shown that despite a slow start to the season, he is far from a one season wonder, having played a key role in three successive games for Liverpool. It is such sort of contributions that Real Madrid are craving for, and it will hardly be surprising if they make a move for him.
However, swooping Salah away from Liverpool will be a tall order for Real Madrid, considering he only signed a new five-year deal at Anfield this past summer, which means it will likely take a world record bid to land him.
Meanwhile, claims of Salah looking unhappy at Liverpool seem a tad unfounded, with the player starting to come into his own again. However, it remains to be seen if he will be open to a move to Real Madrid in January, as has been claimed by Merson.