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Egyptian footballers, former teammates react to Salah’s move to Liverpool

Posted on June 23, 2017

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’s move to Liverpool triggered a wave of reactions across social media from a number of Egyptian players and former teammates.

After around a month of negotiations with the Giallorossi, the Reds announced on Thursday signing the 25-year-old Egypt international winger for €42 million ($46.8 million), which makes him Liverpool’s most expensive signing.

Here are some of the reactions from the football world:

Ramadan Sobhi – Stoke City and winger

Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ – Royal Excel Mouscron and Egypt midfielder

Omar Gaber – FC Basel and Egypt right-back

“Words can never do him justice. May God bless you and protect you.”

Karim Hafez – Lierse SK and Egypt left-back

Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ – Arab Contractors forward (Former Egypt international and Hull City forward)

“Congratulations, may God bless you and protect you from injuries.”

Ahmed Fathi – and Egypt right-back

“Congratulations my friend, you deserve it.”

Hazem Emam – Former Zamalek and Egypt legend

“Congratulations, Salah. May God bless you.”

Wael Gomaa – Former Al Ahly and Egypt defender

“Congratulations to Mohamed Salah. An excellent step and a new challenge.”

Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ – Wadi Degla manager (Former Tottenham and Zamalek forward)

“Congratulations to Mohamed Salah on his transfer to one of the biggest clubs in England. Salah’s story should be in the mind of every young Egyptian seeking success!”

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Antonio Rüdiger – AS Roma defender

Stephan El Shaarawy – AS Roma forward

Kevin Strootman – AS Roma midfielder

Radja Nainggolan – AS Roma midfielder

Edin Dzeko – AS Roma forward

Diego Perotti – AS Roma winger

I wish you all the best my friend @mosalah22!

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Loris Karius – Liverpool goalkeeper

Omar Al Somah – Al Ahli Jeddah forward

“Congratulations Mohamed. May God bless you and grant you everything that is good, and I’m sure that you will keep the Arabs proud.”