Phil Babb: “Mohamed Salah is worth more than £100m”

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Free-scoring Mohamed Salah has surpassed a valuation of £100 million, says former Liverpool defender Phil Babb.

We’ve all been stunned by the form that Mo Salah has been in this season and on Sunday evening, the Egyptian finally hit 20 league goals – and then 21 with his second of the game.

The double against Spurs means he’s the second quickest player to do it in club history, needing just 25 games. The second goal Salah scored has had pundits and fans comparing him to Lionel Messi, a comparison well deserved.

Although Salah might not command quite as much in the transfer market as Messi certainly would, Phil Babb believes the former Chelsea winger is now worth over £100 million.

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“It’s well over £100m now,” Babb told Premier League Daily. “His low centre of gravity and his ability to just waltz past players, it’s just an exceptional goal.

“You’re not walking past kids in a park on a Sunday, he’s going past international, elite footballers like they don’t exist.

“He is one of the hottest properties in world football there is no shadow of a doubt.”

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There have been reports in recent weeks, linking Salah with a move to the likes of Real Madrid. Babb reckons a bid could come in the summer for the Egyptian if he maintains his hot run of form.

“You do fantastically well but then you have the big Spanish giants and await their interest,” said Babb.

“They’re going to keep monitoring him and see if he keeps doing it till the end of the season, and if he does well in the World Cup, do they put in a massive world breaking bid in the summer transfer window?”

Salah is one goal behind Harry Kane in the league’s top goalscoring charts with 21. The Spurs striker is also a reported target for Madrid and if I were them, I’d go for the Englishman…

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


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