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Mijatovic: Real Madrid must not go crazy over Salah

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club legend and former director of football has warned the club not to ”go crazy” over the Egyptian, who has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital following his exceptional season.

The current holders of the have been known in the past for their Galactico policy of buying the biggest names in world football, and at the moment there are few names bigger than that of Mohamed Salah. As a result, combined with the underwhelming form of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, it is only natural that the Egyptian goal machine has been linked with a move to Los Blancos.

However, in an interview with AS, the scorer of the winning goal in the 1998 Champions League final Predrag Mijatovic has issued a warning to Real Madrid that they do not need to put all their eggs in one basket.

“First of all we have to say that [Salah] is having a great season, he has all the qualities that football requires today. But it must also be said that he is a player who has had a very strange [career] trajectory – he played well at Basel, Chelsea bought him and it did not work, in Rome he played well but not at this level, and now, all of a sudden, [his quality] comes out.”

“I do not know if Madrid should go crazy for him at this moment, because they have important young players, like Asensio or Isco, and we do not know what’s going to happen with Bale. I do not know how Salah’s situation is, but now he’s not a player I’d go crazy for, you do not know how he’ll adapt. Madrid is different, a club where it is difficult to succeed.”

Salah will face off against Real Madrid in the biggest game of the season in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday 27th of May at 8:45PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at KingFut.com. Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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