Mo Salah was made ‘really good offer’ by Real Madrid in 2018 but chose Liverpool stay
Mohamed Salah had the chance to move to Real Madrid in 2018 but chose to stay at Liverpool where he was comfortable, claims former Egypt coach Hany Ramzy.
Salah had only been at Liverpool for one season at the time, but he had taken the Premier League by storm for the Reds, scoring 32 goals in his debut campaign, and 44 in all competitions.
The sensational season saw Liverpool reach the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Real Madrid, and the Spanish side wanted to make things even worse for the Reds by signing their star man.
Ramzy recalls meeting with Salah on international duty in March of 2018, long before the summer transfer window opened, and he had already received an offer from Real.
However, after discussions with Ramzy and then Egypt boss Hector Cuper, Salah could only see his future at Anfield.
‘When I was working with Hector Cuper, we had a training camp in Switzerland [March 2018],’ Ramzy told OnTime Sports via Goal.
‘I was talking to Salah and he told me that Real Madrid had sent him an offer. ‘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.
Salah has continued to be linked with a move to Real Madrid since 2018, but still has a contract at Liverpool until 2023 and Jurgen Klopp has no intention of letting the 27-year-old leave.
The player’s agent, Ramy Abbas, reminded the Reds of just how important his client is to them by tweeting a list of achievements earlier this month.
‘In 2018/2019 M. Salah was the team’s top scorer in both the Premier League, and the Champions League,’ Abbas tweeted.
‘This season M. Salah is the team’s top scorer in both the Premier League, and the Champions League,” he continued. ‘Since joining Liverpool FC in 2017, M. Salah has missed out on zero Golden Boots….and he’s not a CF.’