Egypt rising star Salah to undergo medicals at FC Basel

Karim Farouk, Monday 5 Mar 2012

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

Mohamed Salah
Egypt and Arab Contractors forward Mohamed Salah

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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