Former Egypt striker Mido has claimed Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the country’s greatest ever player – before urging him to quit Anfield for Real Madrid.
Salah has been a huge hit since signing for Liverpool from Roma and scored his 40th goal in all competitions this season when he netted during the Reds’ 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.
He is the odds on favourite to be named the Premier League Player of the Year come the end of the season and leads Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane by five goals in the race for the Golden Boot.
And Mido thinks that the 25-year-old is already the greatest player in the history of his country, who is more than good enough to play in La Liga for Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid want him, and we have all seen the poor performances of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema with the 4-4-2,” Mido told King Fut.
“I was afraid that Salah might fail at Liverpool, but I think he is ready to jump to the next level. Real Madrid would be able to use his strengths.
“I know many people will disagree with this, but in my opinion, Mohamed Salah is the best player in the history of Egyptian football.
“Salah’s mentality is much better than mine. When I was young I did not get any advice, and this would come to hurt me later on.
“We could see how strong he was mentally with the way he handled himself when he didn’t play at Chelsea.”
Although Mido already considers Salah to be the greatest player in the history of his country, the Liverpool forward has a way to go before he becomes the nation’s top scorer.
Salah has scored an impressive 33 goals in 57 appearances for his national team, but trails leading goal scorer Hossam Hassan who scored 69 goals in his 21-year international career.
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Author: Anthony Ogbo