The Mohamed Salah transfer saga has caused enough wrangle and upheaval, and the former Basel man is here again, bringing more confusion and stirring more tussle.
Roma is also interested in Salah, the Italian club is waiting for Chelsea’s answer, Mourinho’s club would like to sell him outright or do a loan with forced option to buy. Another factor is Baba’s situation. Augsburg winger has an agreement with Chelsea but he’s waiting to see if Roma wants to sign him, but they would only bring him in if Salah won’t arrive because they don’t want to use all of their non-EU slots. -via Gianluca Di Marzio.
The said EU slots considerations seems a tad new to me, but if truly any part of the Baba deals depends on Roma’s capture of Mohamed Salah, then I would gladly put the winger on a private jet, if I had, and deliver him safely to the Rome club. No, your luggages would be safe, Salah! They might even be added to for you. Oh by the way, by winger, I meant Salah, not Baba. Of course, I want Baba at the Bridge by all means possible, as Filipe Luis’ exit seems imminent. Di Marzio’s description of Baba as a winger is what I’ve not been able to decipher.
As such, we will have to act fast to push Salah to join Roma with Inter Milan circling as well. We would not want the Egyptian to disrupt out own transfer plans by choosing some other club, if they offer him a better package than Roma, would we?
“Jovetic can play any role across the attack, main striker, second striker, and a winger in a front-three. Salah can also play multiple roles, as he did in Florence. That said, one of them is at City, one of them is half way between Chelsea and Fiorentina. I don’t want to offend anyone”. -Roberto Mancini (via Express).
It is a known that Salah is out-of-favour plus surplus to requirements at Chelsea, and Jose has confirmed his future lies elsewhere. With Filipe Luis a soon-to-be Atletico Madrid player, we clearly need to buy a replacement just as the boss has always reiterated that whenever a player leaves, his replacement will be brought in. However, Baba Rahman would no doubt will an ideal fit to replace the Brazilian in two ways; the short term option as a back up, as well as the long-term as a starter.
But if the Augsburg left-back’s move is being held up by Roma, whom Salah have also put in the same situation, then we need to prove our transfer market initiative (as we have done over the past few seasons) by swiftly shoving the REAL WINGER out of the exit door.