The father of Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has declared that his son is even better than Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Kvaratskhelia has been one of the breakout stars of European football this season. The 22-year-old’s emergence from Georgian football looks set to help Napoli to a first title win since 1990.
Inevitably, this has led to comparisons to some of the finest attackers on the planet – including Liverpool’s very own Egyptian King.
And speaking to Naples based site Calcio Napoli 24, Kvaratskhelia’s father Badri has claimed that his son is even better than Salah. Quelle surprise.
“It’s a wonderful comparison, because Salah is a great footballer who has done extraordinary things with Liverpool and Egypt,” began the Georgian. “But we like Khvicha more! Many say that he’s the strongest, for me he is because I’m the father, but hearing it from others fills me with pride.”
Of course, Khvicha’s dad is more than welcome to his opinion. But until his lad has done what our Mo has in the game, we think there’s only one right answer here. And it isn’t Badri’s.
Liverpool join the queue for Kvaratskhelia
There’s no question that Kvaratskhelia has the potential to be one of the very best forwards on the planet. His pace alone is reason enough for most defenders to be scared of him.
But speed isn’t all the Georgia international has at his disposal. He’s impressively aggressive, has excellent long-range shooting and his ball control is exceptional for one so quick.
For all of these reasons, there remains a real question over his future at Napoli. Yes, Luciano Spalletti’s side are in fantastic form this season and look all set for an historic Scudetto win.
Beyond that though, they still don’t boast the infrastructure of some of the continent’s biggest sides. And make no mistake, they’ll all be interested in Kvaratskhelia should he become available.
According to reports, Liverpool already sit firmly in this camp. Having seen what ‘Kvaradona’ can do up close in the Champions League this term, Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants to add him to the squad.
If Liverpool are serious though, they’re going to have to spend big. As per Goal, it may take as much as £89m to convince Napoli to part with one of their key players this summer. If he turns out to be anything like as good as Salah, it’d be worth every penny.
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