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EXCLUSIVE | Mohamed Salah’s agent: Roma medical this week
KingFut editor Ahmad Yousef exclusively spoke with Mohamed Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa on the Egyptian star’s upcoming move to AS Roma, while briefly discussing Fiorentina’s “baseless legal action.”
The Egyptian had joined Fiorentina on a six-month loan deal last winter with an option for La Viola to extend his time in Florence for another season for 1 million Euros. Having decided not to stay for another season and instead opting for a move to another Italian team, with the likes of Inter and Roma immediately expressing interest, Fiorentina threatened to sue Salah over a possible breach of contractual terms.
“Fiorentina have been threatening with legal action but it is completely baseless and without any grounds,” Ramy told KingFut.com.
Ramy then confirmed that Mohamed Salah will be flying to Rome on Wednesday before his long-anticipated move to Roma. When asked if he will be joining the squad in training this week, the agent responded: “Sure, after the results of the medical are concluded, they can take one to two days.”
— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) July 26, 2015
Roma are reported to have offered Chelsea €2 million for the loan, plus €21 million to make the move permanent. When asked if this was the correct fee, Abbas responded: “No, the fee would be higher than that.”
“Furthermore, Salah will only accept a loan where the club has an obligation to buy him, not an ‘option’ to buy him.
“Lots and lots of teams were interested in Salah,” he added.
With Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirming the Egyptian is not apart of his plans this season, while Salah is only accepting an ‘obligation to buy him’, it seems an eventual return to Stamford Bridge is unlikely at this point.
Ramy concluded by saying that he is happy to see the deal finally coming to a close after months of interest.