Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his admiration for the Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, which has started rumours of Los Blancos looking to organise a transfer for the player in the summer.
The Egypt international has been absolutely fantastic for the Anfield club and has raced to the top of the Premier League goal scoring charts. The player only joined Liverpool last summer for a bargain price of £34million but the rumours of him leaving the club are already beginning.
Zinedine Zidane had this to say about the player:
“Salah is a great player. He showed that at Roma, now at Liverpool,”
“He’s still young and is improving all the time. I don’t talk much about other players, but he is a player I rate a lot.”
Transfer Meetings Taking Place
Zidane is believed to have met with the Real Madrid board in order to discuss potential January signings recently. Though any deal for Salah would certainly not be until the summer at least, Real do need to bring players in next month too.
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa looks set to move to the Bernabeu. Karim Benzema is likely to stay at the club and Zidane has been very supportive of his striker.
Real have been linked with Premier League player Eden Hazard, but it could in fact be Mohamed Salah that arrives at the club first. Egypt coach Hector Cuper has also hinted that Real Madrid are plotting a huge bid for Salah. He is certainly a player that would improve the squad.
This rumour will only bring up more question marks about Gareth Bale’s future as he plays in the same position as Salah. It will be interesting to see if Los Blancos will decide to have them both in the same squad. Time will tell.