Mohamed Salah’s red-hot form could see the Liverpool star potentially move to La Liga next, according to former Zamalek chairman Mamdouh Abbas.
Salah was infamously turned down by Abbas to play for his local team Zamalek years ago as he figured the 25-year-old was not good enough at the time.
Since then, however, Salah has gone on to play for the likes of FC Basel, Chelsea, Roma and now Liverpool, who he signed for in a big-money £34m ($45m) deal earlier in the summer.
The Egyptian has more than impressed at Anfield, having already scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for the Reds, including 10 league goals in 13 games.
Abbas was recently invited by Salah for Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea that saw the former Basel man score the opener against his ex-club.
Following the game, Abbas took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts on Salah’s form and the player’s current club situation.
“Mohamed Salah is currently [in] an institution with a back-end working efficiently to get the best out of the player,” Abbas tweeted on his private Twitter account (via KingFut).
“Salah highly respects those in charge of this institution and, as I have talked with his agent, we agreed that Salah should stay at Liverpool until the end of the season.”
Abbas went on to claim that if the Liverpool man scored more than 20 goals in all competitions, he could potentially be worth up to €150m (£134m, $179m) before adding that a move to Spain could be next.
“If he scores above 20 goals in all competitions this season, his price could rise up to 150 million Euros,” Abbas added. “Most probably, the upcoming destination for Salah will be La Liga.”
Salah has also been backed for a move to Spain by Egypt legend Mido, who recently claimed that he might sign for current La Liga champions Real Madrid.