Mohammed Salah was signed from Basel in January 2014 after a string of amazing performances in the group stages of the Champions League. Especially, in the games against Chelsea where he was the only point of attack for his team but still managed to get through our defence.
But, since joining Chelsea he has not justified his purchase with the limited amount of chances he was given. Jose Mourinho, as known to all, feels strongly about each player contributing defensively. This seems to be the major problem fitting Salah in the playing eleven, as Hazard already has the liberty of contributing less defensively as long as he does his job upfront.
This limited game time and lack of trust placed in him had led to his loan move to facilitate the move of Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea with Salah going the other way to Fiorentina. And he did not only prove himself there by scoring in big matches against big teams, he also made a statement at international stage, alerting everyone to the young talent and goals on offer. And that did not go unnoticed, as Tottenham are said to be in pursuit of the player, according to The Sun.
According to reports, Fiorentina have the option to extend Salah’s loan deal for another year for 750,000 pounds. But the player’s agent Ulisse Savini said in an earlier interview:
“The player has the right to veto so it’s up to him.”
In May, Salah discussed his future saying:
“Chelsea gave me the opportunity to reach that level. I still have one month to make a decision about my future. I’m enjoying being here and my objective is to reach the [Europa League] final.”
As far as the pecking order at Chelsea goes it doesn’t look good for Salah with a lot of players already in the battle for a starting spot or even a bench spot. So the likely option is to move somewhere else, and Tottenham are genuinely interested and can offer the star more game time and chances, something he would love.
Some sources such as The Sun say that Tottenham are even desperate for an attacking player who is versatile. But Jose Mourinho wouldn’t let someone leave to a rival that easily and would strike a bargain that favours our part of the deal, maybe even a player exchange. (Now who wouldn’t want to see a player like Harry Kane in your team).
Chelsea are in search of a striker, and this would be an ideal opportunity to strike a deal (I can sense some jaws dropping). Who knows, with Mourinho you can never guess. So what about “Give us Kane and take Salah”, even though we know that it would be a long shot, why not just give it a try.
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Edited By: Siddharth Dutta