Mohamed Salah is only in his first season with Liverpool and he is in the race for winning European Golden Boot. Salah is leading the European domestic goal scorer list with his 28 goals in Premier League leaving behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (25 goals) and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (22 goals) in the race. He has also earned the comparison with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and Toni Cottee was quick to value him worth £150 million.
Salah arrived at Liverpool last summer for £50 million, and he looks like a totally transformed player under Jurgen Klopp. He proved it to his manager that he was the investment worth considering as his valuation has gone as high as triple the amount Liverpool invested in him.
Cottee told Premier League Daily, “Coutinho went for £146m and I think Liverpool would want a similar amount to even consider it (selling Salah)” SkySports report. The only problem is will he be ready to move away from Anfield next season?
The Egyptian international is Europe’s hot property at the moment and Real Madrid is quick to notice that. They want him as a replacement for Gareth Bale who has struggled with Los Blancos due to his prolonged injury laden career.
But Cottee adds, “Even then, he has only just arrived at Liverpool, has had a fantastic season, so would he want to leave at the moment?
“Liverpool is looking to build and move things and if they can beat Man City, they’ll fancy themselves in the Champions League. There is a lot going on at the football club and I don’t think Mo Salah will want to leave but, if he did, I think they would want at least £150 million for him.”
Talking about Salah’s comparison with Lionel Messi, Cottee told, “It’s is always hard to compare someone with Messi but they are [both] left-footed, he’s got that little scampering run that Messi has got, he’s certainly got some skills.”
“The one thing you can say about Messi is he’s done it over the last 10 or 12 years. Mo Salah, as great as he’s been, it’s his first season [with Liverpool] in the Premier League and you have got to do that consistently over four or five seasons.”