Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah is interested in a move to Real Madrid.
He publicly stated to AS that he believes the top two clubs right now are Real Madrid and Barcelona – indicating an interest to move to one of those clubs in the future.
“I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs,” Salah told AS. “Who knows what will happen in the future.”
Danny Murphy supports Salah’s wish to keep options for Real Madrid and Barcelona open ended.
“Salah should receive a great reception from the 2,000 fans inside Anfield for Sunday’s game at West Brom”, Murphy told the Daily Mail. “If anyone gives him stick because of an interview he gave to Spanish media, they are out of order.
“All Salah did was fail to commit the rest of his career to Liverpool or close the door completely on a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid. As a fan, you’d want him to nail his colours to the mast and shoot down any transfer speculation immediately but if you think about it from Salah’s point of view, it is understandable.
“He didn’t grow up in England, his family may want to live in a warmer climate or different culture. I’d have played forever at Liverpool if I’d been a guaranteed pick like Salah, but these days it’s normal for players to leave themselves options.
“I always think it is best to judge players by their workrate and performances on the pitch and you cannot fault Salah this season or at any time since he joined the club. He is in brilliant goalscoring form and we should focus on that rather than what may or may not happen in the future.