When Atleti went for Salah

first_imgIt was in 2013-14. Then Salah’s talent overflowed in Basel, a discreet football country like the Swiss was too small, and headhunters from top European clubs followed that track. Chelsea and Atlético studied and launched for their signing, with those of Stamford Bridge winners. Mohamed Salah (27 years old) will play Atlético-Liverpool on Tuesday (9:00 p.m., Movistar Champions League) with the net but I could have done it with the rojiblanca. The Egyptian had options to leave Switzerland for Spain and ended up in England, specifically in Chelsea. eleven Chelsea always walked several bodies ahead in the race for Salah. The main reason, of course, money. They looked at him very much because they had examined him (and suffered) very closely in their clashes, two years in a row (three goals in four games), in the Champions League. Abramovich and company economically tripled Atlético’s proposals to the player and Basel. Finally, Chelsea got away with a check of about 44 million euros. The player seriously valued the Atlético project for his taste and possible adaptation to the Spanish style, but seduced him even more, in addition to money, the appeal of the Premier, the European aspirations of Blues and the conquering gift of Mourinho, in the end a Chinese in her boots. Their curls, athletic rivals, could be allies …last_img read more