Egypt’s Mo Salah emerges as a top candidate to replace Mbappe in PSG: L'Equipe

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 16 Feb 2024

Liverpool's Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah has emerged as one of the leading contenders to fill the void left by Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), as reported by L'Equipe on Friday.

File photo: Liverpool s Mohamed Salah follows the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield stadium in Liverpool. AP


According to the French newspaper, PSG has compiled an extensive list of potential targets after learning of Mbappe's intention to depart the club.

Among them, the 31-year-old Salah topped the team's wish list, which also includes Napoli's Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen, Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich, and Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes.

Mbappe, 25, has finally decided to leave PSG at the conclusion of his contract this summer, following months of speculation, with Real Madrid being the most likely destination.

This is not the first time PSG has shown interest in Salah, as reports from Get French Football News claimed that the Egyptian star met with PSG Qatari chairman Nasser Al Khelaifi in Morocco last year to discuss a possible transfer.

However, Salah's agent dismissed these reports linking the Liverpool forward with a move to the French Ligue 1 champions.

In July 2022, Salah has signed "a long-term contract" with Liverpool. The club's statement did not specify the length of the deal but British media report said the contract runs until 2025. 

Since joining Liverpool in 2017, Salah, a two-time African Player of the Year, has played a pivotal role in the club's success. He has made 332 appearances for Liverpool, including 238 games in the English Premier League.

During his time at Liverpool, Salah has received numerous individual accolades, including the FIFA Puskas Award in 2018, the Footballer of the Year Award in 2018 and 2022, and the English Premier League Top Scorer Award from 2018 to 2022.

The Egyptian winger has contributed significantly to Liverpool's triumphs, including the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/19 season, the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.

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