- Yakubu Ayegbeni has claimed that Mohamed Salah is not the greatest African player in the Premier League
- Mohamed Salah has been impressive so far this season for Liverpool and recently netted three goals against Manchester United
- Ayegbeni who also played in the Premier League explained that Didier Drogba made more significant impact in England
Super Eagles legend Yakubu Ayegbeni has claimed that Didier Drogba is still far above Mohamed Salah on the list of best African stars to have played in the Premier League.
Premier League in England is one of the most attractive place for most African players as there are many who have succeeded there while some have also failed.
So far this season, Mohamed Salah is shining for Liverpool scoring incredible goals as the Anfield landlords remain unbeaten this season in the Premier League.
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Over the weekend, Mohamed Salah scored three goals against Manchester United at Old Trafford thereby becoming the first African player to score 3 goals at Old Trafford in League game.
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Mohamed Salah's hat-trick against Manchester United has now made him the highest scoring African in the Premier League with 107 goals.
Despite that, Yakubu Ayegbeni who also excelled in the Premier League claimed that Mohamed Salah has been incredible for Liverpool, but not the greatest African in EPL according to the report on GOAL.
Yakubu Ayegbeni's comment
“You cannot say Salah is the greatest African to play in the Premier League. Drogba was something special because he was scoring for fun.
“However, you have to give Salah the credit for breaking the big legend’s record, which makes him one of the greatest Africans in the English top-flight, but for now, he is certainly not the greatest.”
Mo Salah Demands Staggering N375m-a-Week Wages Before Signing New Liverpool Contract
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Mohamed Salah seems ready to commit his future to Liverpool only if they will meet his demands before his contract expires.
The Egyptian superstar has been in a tremendous form for the Reds all season-long having scored 15 goals and five assists in 12 appearances across competitions.
He also took the match-ball home after his side demolished Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford last weekend after finding the back of the net three times.
However, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2023, the Merseyside outfit is making plans to extend his reign at Anfield.
But the forward who currently earns N150 million a week (£200,000) is reportedly demanding for an upgrade that will see him earn N375 million-a-week (£500,000).
Liverpool will however have to move very fast to avoid Real Madrid luring the prolific goal scorer away from the club next summer.