- Mohamed Salah has been impressive for English Premier League giants Liverpool so far
- The Egyptian international once hinted at a possible move to a top Spanish La Liga outfit
- Former Real Madrid president Calderon claims it would cost a lot to bring him on board
Reports from inside the Santiago Bernabeu have it that La Liga giants Real Madrid are desperate to sign Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah.
Salah hinted about the idea of dumping the Reds for a move to Spain to either join Real Madrid or their eternal rivals Barcelona during Christmas.
Although some Liverpool supporters think he only said such in a bid to get a bigger contract at Anfield as the Merseyside team are desperate to keep the Egyptian.
It was gathered that the forward’s existing contract with the Premier League club will still run until the summer of 2023.
According to ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon, Los Blancos are keen on employing Salah’s services, but that would involve a lot of money.
Calderon told ONTime via Soccer Laduma:
"A great player and a goalscorer. He helped Liverpool by giving out his best, but I don't think they will let him go.
"It is expected that if they think about it, they will let him go only for a lot of money.
"Salah is wanted, of course, by Real Madrid, but Liverpool will ask for a lot of money, and if that deal is completed, it will be crucial."
The 28-year-old has scored 24 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions for the Reds so far this season, which is already one more than he had to his name at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Also, former Nigerian captain, Austin Okocha believes Mohamed Salah appears to have overstayed his welcome at Liverpool after a disappointing season.
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The Reds won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years last season but are a shadow of themselves this term as they sit sixth on the log with 40 points, 19 behind Manchester City.
Okocha has however urged that the Egyptian join Barcelona if the opportunity presents itself at the end of this season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool star Mohamed Salah leads the chase for the Premier League golden boot award this season having scored 17 goals so far in spite of his side's shambolic displays.
This means the 28-year-old might be winning his third top scorers' gong in the English topflight since he joined the Reds from Roma in 2017.
The attacker has already won the award two times and could become the second-highest winner of the prize in the history of the EPL should he win it this season.
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