Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has heaped praise on Liverpool stalwart Mohamed Salah.
Although Rummenigge rarely speaks about the players outside Bayern Munich, it seems that Mohamed Salah has drawn his attention. The lightning-quick forward has established himself as one of the most highly-rated players in European top-five leagues since swapping Roma for Liverpool in summer 2017. After a rather dreadful Premier League experience with Chelsea, the 28-year-old has become one of the division’s most prolific marksmen during his three-and-a-half-year spell at Anfield.
Salah has netted a staggering 88 goals in 120 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, with no other player scoring more in that span. This season alone, the left-footed Egyptian has racked up 16 goals and three assists in 22 top-flight outings, as he currently tops the scoring charts in the Premier League. Indeed, Salah is Jurgen Klopp’s most valuable asset, a pillar upon which Liverpool’s domestic and international success rests. It’s no doubt that numerous European big guns would like to have the ex-Al Mokawloon youth academy product in their ranks.
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Real Madrid and Barcelona have already taken an interest in Salah, with the former front-running the race, according to several reports. However, the Spanish giants could face fierce competition from Bayern Munich in the wake of the recent Rummenigge’s statement. The Bavarians CEO has revealed his admiration for the African superstar, comparing him to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“In my opinion, Salah is the Messi of Africa, and, of course, he got the skills to play in the best teams in the world,” said Rumminegge, via Kingfut.
“What he has achieved can be compared to what Messi and Ronaldo did with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“At the moment, we don’t plan on signing Salah, but certainly it would be an honor to have him.”
Salah himself has recently thrown his future into the corridor of doubt after refusing to pledge his long-term future to Liverpool. The alleged altercation between the Egypt international and Sadio Mane has prompted rumors about the former’s potential departure from Merseyside. The very fact he has remained silent on such speculations means there’s something going on behind the smokescreen.