Omar Abdulrahman: My aim is to become like Mohamed Salah
The 2016 Asian player of the year, who currently plays at Emirati side Al-Ain, said that he received offers from European sides Nice and Arsenal, and that he was so close to sign for English giants Manchester City.
“I have received offers from Nice and Arsenal, but the negotiations fell through,” Omar Abdulrahman told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
“I also had a trial for two weeks at Manchester City in 2013 and nearly joined them, but Emirates’ FIFA ranking was low so I couldn’t get registered. Now, I have offers from Turkish clubs.”
The 26-year-old has added that he still wants to play in Europe to become like current Premier League top scorer and Egypt international Mohamed Salah.
“It’s still my dream to play in Europe, my contract with Al Ain runs out in six months, so it is possible for me to go there soon,” the Emirati added.
“Look at Mohamed Salah and how the whole world talks about him. He managed to raise the name of Egypt in the footballing world and guided them to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. My aim is to become like him,” he concluded.
Mohamed Salah has made a brilliant start to his Liverpool career, scoring 17 goals and providing four assists in his first 22 games and is currently leading the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.
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