Arsenal legend, Ian Wright believes Liverpool star player, Mohamed Salah could be tempted by a move to Real Madrid if the Spanish giants come calling. If he continues with the form he is curently on in Liverpool, he will attract the interest of Madrid, an interest which will be difficult to turn down.
“Anyone that has come into the Premier League and scored that amount of goals, you’re going to court that kind of attention,” Wright told Sky Sports.
“I didn’t think he’d have that kind of impact, but when you have had such an impact, you are going to court attention. What clubs will have seen with Liverpool is that if you keep pressing for one of their players, you might get them in the end.
“This is the problem Liverpool will have. If Salah continues this kind of scoring next season, they will be courting him.
“Not being disrespectful to Liverpool, but Salah won’t have grown up dreaming of playing for Liverpool – if Real Madrid come knocking, he’s going to be taking notice of that, Wright said.
Salah has been a revelation since arriving from Serie A outfit Roma in the off-season, scoring an incredible 36 goals across all competitions for Liverpool this term. He is the current top scorer in the English Premier League, with 4 goals ahead of Harry Kane of Tottenham who comes second.
Spanish and European champions Madrid have emerged as a suitor for Salah following his stunning four-goal haul in Saturday’s 5-0 demolition of Watford in the Premier League, while Barcelona have also been linked with the Egypt international forward.
Liverpool have already lost one star to La Liga’s two powerhouse clubs – Philippe Coutinho joined Barca in January – and former Arsenal forward Wright feels the Reds could be forced to part with a second.
“Losing Salah would be a much bigger loss than losing Coutinho”, Ian Wright said.
Mohamed Salah has surpased Fernando Torres’ record of 33 competitive goals for a player in his debut season at Anfield.