Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted he is a huge fan of Mohamed Salah’s, amid speculation the Liverpool star is being lined up as a future Galactico. The Egypt international is in the midst of a stunning season following his return to the Premier League from Roma and has already scored 19 goals this term. Last month his national team boss Hector Cuper revealed the Spanish giants were keeping close tabs on the former Chelsea star, saying: ‘I’ve received confirmed news revealing Real Madrid’s interest in Salah, but let’s not rush things.
Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are both struggling with form and fitness at Real Madrid ‘To me, he is in an amazing position right now.’ Madrid did not reinforce their attack in the close-season and have struggled to achieve their usual potency, with Gareth Bale battling injury and Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema lacking form. Asked by an Egyptian journalist at the Club World Cup about the 25-year-old, Zidane said: ‘Salah is great player, [he has] shown that at Roma, now Liverpool. ‘He is still young, improving all the time. I don’t talk much about other players, but he is a player I rate a lot.’