Mohamed Salah is a professional Egyptian footballer. He was born in the village called Nagrig, near the city of Basyoun on June 15th, 1992. Salah began his career at El Mokawloon, an Egyptian club located in Cairo. He spent his formative years at the club and made his senior debut in 2010. He played two seasons for the club before moving to Basel at the age of 20.
In Switzerland, he quickly moved to the first team in his first season and truly become one of the best players in his second season. He won two domestic leagues in the process before moving to Chelsea. He struggled to break through in London, registering just 13 appearances in the Premier League. During his two years with Chelsea, he was loaned out to Fiorentina and Roma before the latter bought him.
He played just one more season in Italy with Roma before Liverpool made him one of the main transfer targets and came swooping in for him. Salah moved to Anfield in 2016 and has since won one Premier League and one Champions League with the club.
Salah also won a lot of individual accolades, including the UEFA Golden Boy award in 2012, Swiss Super League Player of the Year in 2013, two Premier League Golden Boots and PFA Players’ Player of the Year award in 2018.
The Egyptian winger also had some success with the national team. He played at the 2018 World Cup with Egypt but the team was eliminated in group stages. Salah and Egypt were more successful at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, falling one step short of winning the competition. The Egyptian was also named African Player of the Year on two occasions.
Mohamed Salah Transfers and Rumours
- 2012: El Mokawloon to Basel – £2.25 million
- 2014: Basel to Chelsea – £14.85 million
- 2016: Chelsea to Roma – £13.5 million
- 2017: Southampton to Liverpool – £37.8 million
After proving himself in Egypt, Salah made transfer news for the first time in 2012 when Basel paid £2.25 million to bring him to the club. Two successful years later, he once again beat transfer odds and joined Chelsea for a fee of £14.85 million.
Despite rarely playing at Stamford Bridge, Salah kept improving his game while on loans. He was first sent to Fiorentina and then loaned out to Roma in his second season for a fee of £4.5 million. Apparently, the Italians liked what they saw and paid £13.5 million to Liverpool in order to keep him at the club permanently.
Another year later Salah was again a part of football whispers and transfer rumours. According to certain gossip, a few major European clubs wanted the winger but he ended up at Liverpool for a fee of £37.8 million. Salah seems quite happy at Anfield at the moment, although there are some rumours of interest from Barcelona. Some sources even cite the Egyptians desire to move to Camp Nou but these are still only unconfirmed whispers. If Salah does move from Liverpool, it will probably not be before the summer of 2021.