Real Madrid ‘believe they can sign Mohamed Salah for £126m if they sell Gareth Bale and might move for Liverpool star as he is cheaper than £250m Kylian Mbappe’
- Real Madrid are keen to sell Welsh winger Gareth Bale in the summer
- They are looking to replace him with one of Europe’s top forwards in the window
- Kylian Mbappe is Zinedine Zidane’s preferred option but would cost £250m
- They might instead move for Mohamed Salah, who is worth around £126m
Real Madrid are convinced they would be able to sign Mohamed Salah for £126million in the summer, according to reports.
The Spanish giants are looking to sell Gareth Bale in the summer and are hoping they can replace the Welsh winger with one of Europe’s top forwards as they look to rebuild their side.
Zinedine Zidane’s preferred replacement would be Kylian Mbappe, although he might be out of their price range.
Real Madrid believe they would be able to sign Mohamed Salah for £126m in the summer
Salah scoring a crucial goal in Liverpool’s win over West Ham earlier this week
They believe he would cost around €300m (£250m) in the summer window, which would be beyond their price range.
But Spanish outlet El Desmarque are reporting that they might instead move for Salah, as he is viewed as a more affordable option.
They are also reporting that Florentino Perez would find it simpler to sign him at the end of the season.
Salah would cost them around £126m, according to the report in El Desmarque.
Zinedine Zidane’s preferred replacement would be Kylian Mbappe but he would cost £250m
Earlier this week, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested Salah was using Liverpool as a stepping stone to the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
He commented: ‘I said 18 months ago I thought Mo Salah would leave Liverpool.
‘I think it’s a little bit more simple in the sense of why Liverpool fans maybe don’t demonstrate that love for Salah, and it’s affinity and loyalty.
‘I think there’s a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he’ll go to Barcelona, he’ll take the big move.
They might instead choose to move for the Liverpool forward, who could be cheaper
‘That’s not a criticism of Mo Salah. I played with David Beckham, I played with Ruud van Nistelrooy, played with Cristiano Ronaldo – they wanted to aspire to win the Ballon d’Or, they wanted to be at Real Madrid, they wanted to be up in lights and play at the biggest clubs in the world.
‘I think there’s a feeling, affinity, loyalty, ‘will he leave us?’ I think he could.
‘I think he is ultimately using Liverpool potentially as a stepping stone for his career.
‘He has aspirations to be [playing at a higher level]. Let’s be honest, Real Madrid and Barcelona for a lot of players are the pinnacle.’
Zidane and Real suffered a chastening 2-1 defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday night
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