Mohamed Salah has become the centre of a transfer storm in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian forward expressed disappointment about not being picked as captain for Liverpool’s Champions League dead rubber match against Midtjylland.
He also spoke of his admiration for Barcelona and Real Madrid – sparking speculation he could be on his way to Spain one day soon.
Following the initial rumours, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville added fuel to the fire by suggesting ‘he’d always thought’ the player would leave one day.
“I thought Salah would always leave Liverpool. I said it a couple of years ago but it was perhaps a bit premature,” the pundit revealed.
“I just always had the feeling that he would want to go and explore the feeling of playing in a different country, that he would have aspirations to do so, so it doesn’t surprise me.”
All these rumours are no doubt worrying for Liverpool fans, who will not want to lose a forward that’s been so important to their recent Premier League and European success.
But with the January transfer window now open, Salah’s name continues to swirl around the rumour mill.
In fact, according to Italian Sky Sport journalist Angelo Mangiante, Real Madrid have made him their ‘big’ target for next summer.
“Real Madrid are strongly interested in Salah. He is the big target for next summer,” Mangiante tweeted.
هناك اهتمام كبير بريال مدريد على محمد صلاح. هذا هو الهدف الرئيسي للصيف المقبل@MoSalah— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) January 2, 2021
Real Madrid are strongly interested in #Salah. He is the big target for next summer.#Transfers @SkySport pic.twitter.com/4aMxI95jpH