Tottenham Hotspur’s are looking to sign Chelsea winger, Mohamed Salah this summer [Metro]. The Egyptian winger has exploded on the scene during his loan spell in Florence, scoring four goals and creating 18 chances in 11 matches for the Viola. It is unclear whether or not Salah is part of José Mourinho’s plans for next season, as he only appeared in three matches, as a substitute, for Chelsea before he was loaned out in January. Mourinho will be looking to raise funds for this summer, and it would make perfect sense to see Salah playing for a new club on a new permanent move. The question still remains if Chelsea will sell to a direct rival, but with Mourinho’s past that does not seem to be a problem. After selling Juan Mata to Manchester United last January, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him sell to Tottenham.
Mourinho would not have to replace his 22 year-old Egyptian international, because he has no place in his squad. With Eden Hazard, Willian, Juan Cuadrado, Victor Moses, Lucas Piazon, Christian Atsu, and Bertrand Traoré all owned by Chelsea, Salah would have to do wonders to jump into Mourinho’s first team squad. If Mourinho could actually get the reported £18million for Salah, then Chelsea supporters should be jumping in jubilance. The money could go to signing a backup goalkeeper, an extra holding midfielder, a new attacking midfielder, or even an extra center back. Mourinho will be hoping that Salah can keep his current form at this level, so he can maximize his profit this summer.
This is good news for Chelsea fans, because Salah was never good enough to play above Hazard or Willian. The Egyptian would be best suited to make his move to Fiorentina permanent, but a high wage contract from Pochettino would be hard to turn down.
Mohamed Salah is a great talent, but his recent performances in Serie A may not translate to the Premier League. Salah is known for his blistering pace, which cannot be matched by any full-back in Italy. With stronger and more aggressive defenders in England, Salah could definitely struggle in returning to the Premier League.