New Liverpool signing described as ‘devastating’ by past managers, reveals Serie A expert
James Horncastle explains why Mohamed Salah is an exciting signing for Liverpool
New Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah has often been described as a “devastating” player by his former managers, according to James Horncastle.
The 25-year-old put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Merseyside outfit on Thursday evening after Liverpool concluded a €42m deal with adds-ons for the Roma winger.
Salah will become Liverpool’s most-expensive signing in the club’s history if the Egypt international triggers €8m worth of clauses that were reportedly part of the Reds’s deal with the Serie A giants.
The African forward scored 15 goals and made 11 assists in the Italian top flight last season to establish himself as one of the division’s most-exciting players.
Indeed, Salah has proven an exciting player during his spells at Basel, Fiorentina and Roma, but the versatile forward struggled during his stint at Chelsea.
However, Serie A expert Horncastle has backed Liverpool’s signing of Salah, summarising what some of his former managers have said about the Egyptian star.
“To go this big for Salah, Liverpool must really like him, but, in truth, there is an awful lot to like,” Horncastle wrote in his Independent column.
He added: “His move to Italy, first with Fiorentina, where his instant impact meant he went down as one of the great January signings of recent memory, and then Roma, has been a big success.
“If a word-cloud were created featuring adjectives used by managers to describe Salah, the most prominent would be ‘devastating’.”
Liverpool have signed two players in the summer transfer window after England Under-20 international Dominic Solanke in a free transfer from Chelsea.
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