Italian side, Fiorentina are “desperate” to keep hold of Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah at the club after impressing at the Florence based club. However, The Mirror has revealed the Viola will be facing competition from Tottenham for the Egyption winger’s services beyond this season.
On loan Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has seen his career rejuvenated in Florence while being part of Vincenzo Montella’s setup this year. Salah, once thought to be a great talent for Chelsea in the future, did not deliver while being part of the London club. Salah made 13 appearances for Chelsea after joining the team in the January transfer window, only scoring twice. He was mostly made available in Capital One Cup games and the odd league game where he would play 10 minutes maximum.
Salah was just not getting the minutes he needed to strive, and who could blame him for not getting the minutes. The blues had players like Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurlle and Oscar all ahead of him, so it is hard to top the group of players. So Chelsea made the sensible move to give Salah time to grow and loan him to
Fiorentina, in return they would receive speedy winger Juan Cuarado.
Now, this is why Chelsea is so successsful and why they don’t get caught up in the Financial Fair Play rulings. If Fiorentina want to keep Salah for next season, which they have already said yes to, then Chelsea will make £1.5m for loaning over the Egyptian international. Then if la Viola want to keep past the 2015-16 season, then they will pay Chelsea up to £18m. A £7m profit for a player who played four league games for the Blues.
It doesn’t end there. Chelsea can reject Fiorentina’s £18m deal and allow Salah to go to a team that can offer more than £18m. Fellow Serie A teams Roma and Juventus are considering a deal to pry Salah away from rival Fiorentina. While in Italy, Salah has played 14 games for the Florence based club and has scored seven goals, two of those coming in a Coppa Italia fixture versus Juventus in which Fiorentina won 2-1.
Salah could join a list of players in which Chelsea have bought and turned around for a profit. Since 2013, Chelsea have turned a profit of roughly £154m on players they signed and then sold for major profit. For Chelsea, this move can only make them money and could exceed the £18m they set on him. For Fiorentina, it’s good because they have a player that can lead the attack and add creativity. However, it could be bad since they could lose a player they are growing and helping their team succeed.
Nothing is for yet since Fiorentina will have Salah on loan for next season, but after next season Fiorentina might have to consider other options if they lose the Egyptian to another team willing to pay over the set amount la Viola have.
Let him go
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