Following a long and protracted saga as per next club for Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah, a deal has finally worked out as the Egypt international is now an AS Roma player. The winger was loaned out to Fiorentina in January in a deal that saw Juan Cuadrado come the other direction, and a fallout between him and the Serie A club did put his next move into a cloudy situation.
Fiorentina insisted they were given the right to retain him after the loan according to his signed-contracts, but the player wanted out, despite seemingly looking he had settled at the club. The air has since been cleared, and he would be playing for AS Roma for the new season.
His 1-year stay at the club is said to cost 5 million Euros, but he could be permanently signed for 15 million Euros. But the fees will be finally decided by the number of total appearances he make for the Serie A giants at the end of next season. Following a disappointing time at Stamford bridge, the former Basel winger was sent out on loan, and he has seen his stocks rise since then. Salah found it hard to adapt to English football, but he was an integral part of Fiorentina in the concluded season, guiding them to an Europa League semifinals.
Chelsea letting Salah go is definitely a good move, as a stay in the squad would have seen him have limited playing time. But experience and growth await the 23 year-old at Roma. The Serie A giants will be playing in the Champions League, and having secured the signature of Edin Džeko from Manchester City, they are definitely contenders for the League title.