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Egypt’s assistant manager claims Mohamed Salah was considering a move to Real Madrid in 2018

‘He told me Real Madrid sent an offer – he discussed it with me’: Former Egypt assistant manager claims Mohamed Salah was considering a move to Spain in 2018… but stayed at Liverpool because he was ‘comfortable there’

  • Mohamed Salah turned down the chance to sign for Real Madrid in 2018
  • According to ex-Egypt assistant Hany Ramzy, Salah decided to stay at Liverpool 
  • Salah mulled over the offer just two months before 2018 Champions League final
  • The Egyptian star would later go on to suffer a shoulder injury in the final defeat 

Mohamed Salah rejected the chance to sign for Real Madrid in order to stay at Liverpool in 2018, according to former Egypt assistant manager Hany Ramzy.

The forward has been linked away from Anfield numerous times during his three-year stint at the club and was offered a route to Spain just two months before he 2018 Champions League final – where he would go on to suffer his infamous shoulder injury at the hands of Real skipper Sergio Ramos.

While Ramzy claims Real did indeed make a ‘really good’ offer, Salah instead decided against a move to the Bernabeu to remain with Liverpool. 

Mo Salah rejected the chance to sign for Real Madrid in order to stay at Liverpool in 2018

‘When I was working with Hector Cuper, we had a training camp in Switzerland [in March 2018],’ Ramzy told OnTime Sports.

‘I was talking to Salah and he told me that Real Madrid had sent him an offer.

‘The offer was really good, but Salah discussed it with me and Mr Cuper, and he decided to stay with Liverpool because he was comfortable there.’

Ramzy wasn’t appointed as Egypt’s assistant manager until Cuper was replaced by Javier Aguirre, but claimed he was at the squad’s training camp as a show of support.

The offer came two months before the 2018 Champions League final, that saw Salah go off injured following a tussle with Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos (left)

The offer came two months before the 2018 Champions League final, that saw Salah go off injured following a tussle with Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos (left)

The 2018 Champions League final in Kiev saw Salah leave the pitch in tears after his game was cut short following his shoulder injury.

The incident came about after Ramos grabbed the Egyptian by the arm and pulled him to the ground – a move that was labelled as a ‘masterstroke’ by Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

And the withdrawal proved costly as Liverpool went on to lose 3-1 in the final, which saw Real claimed their 13th European Cup crown.

Ramos wasn’t punished for the foul on Salah at the time despite throwing most of his weight on the Liverpool man’s shoulder.

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