Mohamed Salah has had a sensational season forArsenal legend Ian Wright believes Liverpool will struggle to hold onto Mohamed Salah this summer and believes the winger could follow Philippe Coutinho by moving to La Liga.
Salah’s scored 28 goals in 32 league appearances for the Reds this season, a sensational return in his debut campaign following a £36million move from Roma.
The Egyptian scored four in a 5-0 rout against Watford on Saturday and could be crowned PFA Player of the Year at the end of the season.
However, Wright believes Liverpool will have a fight on their hands to keep Salah and says Real Madrid are likely to come in for him.
Coutinho joined Barcelona in January (Picture: Getty)‘The major issue for them is whether he’ll continue to do so in a red shirt at Liverpool, or a white one as a Real Madrid Galactico,’ Wright told the Sun.
‘Salah’s displays for Liverpool have been phenomenal. It’s reaching the stage where it’s pointless making comparisons with heroes of the past because he’s outdoing them all.
‘And ironically it is his performances on Merseyside which could — and almost certainly will — give them a huge problem before too long. Are you telling me when the rebuilding begins at Real — and they need it — he won’t be at the top of their wanted list?
‘And while it’s blindingly obvious Liverpool will put up the fight of their lives to keep him — point out he’s contracted to 2022 with another deal in the offing — it’s a battle they will find hard to win.’
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Liverpool rejected a transfer request from Coutinho in the summer of 2017 but eventually granted the Brazilian his move to the Camp Nou in January.
Barcelona paid £142m for the former Inter Milan man and Liverpool, though unwilling to sell Salah, value the Egyptian at roughly the same.
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