Former Cameroon and Arsenal star, Lauren Etame-Mayer says Mohamed Salah can break Didier Drogba’s record in the English Premier League.
The Egypt international, Salah is a joint top scorer in the English Premier League with 10 goals for Liverpool and will hope to break Drogba’s goalscoring records for Chelsea.
His performance has convinced Etame-Mayer that he could eclipse Drogba as the greatest African in the world’s most popular league.
Although he struggled previously at the Blues and was later loaned out to Fiorentina and AS Roma, Salah is exceptional for the Reds but has a daunting task ahead of him to break Drogba’s 104 goal record in Chelsea colours.
“Salah could be the best – he’s still young and he’s playing with such a great team in Liverpool,” Lauren said to Omnisport.
“He could be, why not? We’ve had some great players like [Tony] Yeboah and [Andre] Ayew. Drogba did a lot.
He admits that it would be a herculean task for Mohammed Salah to surpass Premier League goal-scoring record of Didier Drogba one of the best African players in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Diego Maradona has tipped Egyptian Mohamed Salah to win 2017 BBC African Player of the Year ahead of Nigeria’s Victor Moses and three other nominees.
Victor Moses is contending with Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinea’s Naby Keita, and the duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool for the coveted award.
In a television interview with Sada El-Balad channel, Maradona, who inspired Argentina to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico identified Mohammed Salah as his favourite for the award saying he deserves it.
The 25-year-old has emerged as one of the deadliest attackers in Europe with impressive performances with Roma last season and Liverpool this current season where he has notched 15 goals including 9 Premier League goals in 20 games in all competitions so far.
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