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Egypt rising star Salah to undergo medicals at FC Basel

Mohamed Salah is set to join Swiss heavyweights FC Basel next summer

Karim Farouk, Monday 5 Mar 2012
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Egypt and Arab Contractors forward Mohamed Salah
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Egypt flamboyant forward Mohamed Salah is set to travel to Switzerland to undergo medical tests with FC Basel on Thursday ahead of a likely summer move.

“The Swiss club sent us an official offer and invited him to visit the club to pass the medicals. It is a step forward in his career and I hope he completes the move,” his coach at Arab Contractors Mohamed Abdel-Samie told Ahram Sport on Monday.

According to the club official, a price of 3 million euro has been set to release the international forward this summer.

The 20-year old player is seen as Egypt’s hottest prospect after leading the U-20 team to the bronze medal in the African Youth Championship 2011 and playing an instrumental role in the qualification of the U-23 team to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1992.

An impressive performance that earned him a place in the Pharaohs' senior squad during their last camp held in Qatar at the end of February.

Salah has been a top target for Egypt’s giants Ahly and Zamalek but his dreams are set across the sea.

“Basel is my first step to build my career in Europe. I hope I would make a good impact to move forward and make it through to the big clubs,” he revealed.

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