Will Mohamed Salah be the Gareth Bale that Real Madrid need
Mohamed Salah is proving to be the signing of the summer after his excellent start at Liverpool. The Egyptian winger has 18 goals and 6 assists to his name in 23 appearances for the Reds and has caught the eye of everyone across the globe.
Midway through November, the Egyptian legend, Mido, tweeted that he believes Salah will leave Liverpool in the future for Real Madrid. The former Tottenham striker might prove to be right as Egyptian head coach, Héctor Cúper, recently confirmed that Real Madrid is, indeed, interested in signing the attacker.
Speaking to ON Sports TV, he said: “I’ve received confirmed news revealing Real Madrid’s interest in Salah, but let’s not rush things".
Trouble in paradise for Gareth Bale?
Everyone is aware of Real Madrid's struggles this season as they have lacked firepower when going forward, mainly due to the non-existence of Bale in the attack. The absence of Welshman, Gareth Bale, due to injuries is becoming a quite a regular thing for Los Blancos.
After Bale's recent setback due to calf problems, there were reports in Spanish media that Florentino Perez is now frustrated with the forward and wants to sell him. It might be harsh for the Welshman, but a club like Real Madrid is known to make such tough decisions.
Bale has already missed 14 fixtures for Real Madrid in the 2017-18 season and now faces the obligation to stay fit and perform consistently to stay at Santiago Bernabeu. It looks like an uphill task for the former Tottenham player, who himself might consider leaving the Spanish capital after continually being scrutinized by fans and the Spanish media.
There are a lot of clubs who are willing to add the Welshman to their squad, and Real Madrid will be tempted to use the cash from his departure to make an offer for Mohamed Salah, which will be hard for Liverpool to ignore.
Salah the solution?
Mohamed Salah seems to be a perfect replacement for Gareth Bale. Both left-footed players are agile and are cut out for Real Madrid's counter-attacking football.
The Egyptian has always been quick, but improvement in his finishing has made him world-class. Also, Salah is probably a better dribbler of the ball than Bale. Whereas, the Welshman is a player who is physically strong and good header of the ball. Both, Salah and Bale, are good at linking up with their teammates too.
Real Madrid haven't made any big signings in the last couple of years, and it feels like they are ready to spend big in the coming year. It sure looks like Salah is their prime target and it will be interesting to see whether they can lure him away from Liverpool or not, in the months to come.