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Real Madrid interest in Liverpool star Salah confirmed by Cuper

17:24 SAST 2017/12/02
Mohamed Salah
The Egypt international has been a revelation since making a summer move to Anfield, with his form drawing admiring glances from the Spanish capital

Real Madrid are interested in signing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, says Egypt national team boss Hector Cuper.

Since moving to Anfield in a club record transfer over the summer, the 25-year-old forward has been in inspired form.

Salah already has 17 goals to his name, while helping his country to reach the 2018 World Cup, with his efforts drawing comparisons to former Reds star Luis Suarez.

His performances have thrust him under a global spotlight, and La Liga champions Real are among those now reported to be closely monitoring his situation on Merseyside.

“I’ve received confirmed news revealing Real Madrid’s interest in Salah, but let’s not rush things,” former Valencia and Inter boss Cuper told ON Sport TV.

“To me, he is in an amazing position right now.”

Cuper is not the first to suggest that Salah could be destined to make a move to the Spanish capital.

In November, ex-Tottenham and Egypt striker Mido took to Twitter to hail the winger’s form and bill him as a potential Real star of the future.

He said: “Salah has got the mentality to keep playing at the top level for many years.

“I believe that Salah will not stay for long at Liverpool. Soon he will be gone to Real Madrid.”

While his form is earning him plenty of plaudits at present, Salah has also been urged not to rush any decision regarding his future.

Former Zamalek owner Mamdouh Abbas said of his fellow countryman on Twitter: “Mohamed Salah is currently an institution in Egypt and has an efficient agent working to get the best for the player.

“Salah highly respects those in charge of his finances and as his agent has discussed with me, we agree that Salah should stay at Liverpool until the end of the season.”