REVEALED: Mohamed Salah turned down Real Madrid move in 2018

Mohamed Salah

Real Madrid made a move to sign Mohamed Salah around the time Liverpool lost to Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Champions League final.

Salah enjoyed an outstanding 2017-18 season, scoring 32 Premier League goals and providing 10 assists.




However, his bid for European glory with Liverpool ended in heartbreak, after a tussle with Real defender Sergio Ramos saw him leave the final in Kiev with an injured shoulder.

Jurgen Klopp’s side went on to lose 3-1 and Mo Salah embarked on a race to be fit in time for Egypt’s World Cup season in Russia.

The ex-Roma forward scored two goals but the Pharaohs lost every match as they were eliminated out of the group stage.

According to former Egypt international player Hany Ramzy, Salah discussed an approach from Real Madrid with then national team manager Hector Cuper during a training camp in March 2018.




Ramzy told Egyptian television channel OnTimes Sports that he was present at the time of the conversation and also party to it.

“I was talking to Salah and he told me that Real Madrid sent him an offer,” he said.

“The offer was really good, but Salah discussed it with me and Mr. Cuper, and he decided to stay with Liverpool because he was comfortable there.”

However, Ramzy left the Egypt with all of Aguirre’s staff when they were dismissed following a last-16 exit from the African Cup of Nations on home soil just last year.

But, Salah still has huge ambitions in the continental tournament.

“Salah is ambitious. He told us that he wanted to win AFCON three times in a row, as Egypt did in 2006, 2008, 2010,” Ramzy added.

JB

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