Real Madrid are convinced they would be able to sign Mohamed Salah for a historic £126 million in the summer. Los Blancos are looking to sell Gareth Bale in the summer and are hoping they can replace the Welsh winger with one of Europe’s top forwards as they look to rebuild their limping team.
Zinedine Zidane’s preferred replacement would be Kylian Mbappe, although he might be out of their price range. They believe he would cost around €300m (£250m) in the summer window, which would be beyond their price range.
They believe he would cost around €300m (£250m) in the summer window, which would be beyond their price range.
But Spanish outlet El Desmarque are reporting that they might instead move for Salah, as he is viewed as a more affordable option. Salah would cost them around £126m, according to the report in El Desmarque.
Earlier this week, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested Salah was using Liverpool as a stepping stone to the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
He commented: ‘I said 18 months ago I thought Mo Salah would leave Liverpool.”
“I think it’s a little bit more simple in the sense of why Liverpool fans maybe don’t demonstrate that love for Salah, and it’s affinity and loyalty.”
“I think there’s a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he’ll go to Barcelona, he’ll take the big move.”
Neville added, “That’s not a criticism of Mo Salah. I played with David Beckham, I played with Ruud van Nistelrooy, I played with Cristiano Ronaldo – they wanted to aspire to win the Ballon d’Or, they wanted to be at Real Madrid, they wanted to be up in lights and play at the biggest clubs in the world.”
He said that he thinks he is ultimately using Liverpool potentially as a stepping stone for his career.
“He has aspirations to be [playing at a higher level]. Let’s be honest, Real Madrid and Barcelona for a lot of players are the pinnacle,” Neville concluded.