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Reports: Real Madrid target Liverpool superstar as the next 'Galactico signing'

Harsh Biyani
2.78K   //    11 Jan 2018, 18:47 IST

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Klopp would not be happy with this news!

What's the story?

Real Madrid's La Liga season is not going as they would have hoped. The current league champions are 4th in the league with 32 points, well behind arch-rivals, Barcelona, who are nine points ahead of their closest rivals Atletico Madrid.

Zidane Zidane has made it clear that he does not want any new player in his squad. The manager is happy with his squad and was quoted saying, "We don't need anyone. I don't want anyone. I don't need to sign anybody and that's that."

But that has not stopped the media from doing their bit. According to the Metro, Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah in on Real Madrid's radar.

In case you didn't know...

Salah joined Liverpool from Roma last summer and has had a great season so far at Merseyside. The Egyptian has been the heart of the Reds attack, scoring 17 league goals already.

The heart of the matter

Barcelona smashed their transfer record by signing Philippe Coutinho for £142m just a few days ago. It is also believed that Real tried to snatch the player away in the dying minutes of the deal by offering £177m, but the Brazilian had his heart already set a move to Camp Nou.

With a transfer of that magnitude, Madrid feel they must respond. And hence, they have targetted Salah.

Salah, who has already scored more league goals than Karim Benzema (2), Cristiano Ronaldo (4) and Gareth Bale (4) combined, is believed to be the next 'Galactico signing' for the club.

Harry Kane was also one of the targets but Tottenham have ruled out a possibility of him leaving and are already working on giving the England striker a new deal.


Author's Take

After having lost Coutinho, Jurgen Klopp would definitely not want to lose the Egyptian as well. No matter how much money Madrid offer, Klopp should do everything that he can to stop this deal from taking place.

Liverpool are still yet to find a replacement for the Brazilian and finding a replacement for Salah as well would be too much for the Reds in such short time.

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