Real Madrid and Barcelona set to battle for £200million rated Mo Salah

Real Madrid and Barcelona set to battle for £200million rated Mo Salah

Liverpool striker Mo Salah is a man in demand so much so that Barcelona and Real Madrid are eyeing a £200m battle to land the African best player.

According to a report in The Sun, the two Spanish clubs have made him a number one target for the Summer.

The two Spanish giants are leading the chase for the Liverpool sensation, who is also the top goalscorer in Europe’s top leagues this season.

The report states that both Spanish clubs want to break the world transfer record for the man who has 37 goals in 43 matches for the club.

Mo Salah’s blistering form has taken Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp by surprise as he admitted he didn’t think the Egyptian would be this good, report The Mirror.

Salah took his tally to 36 for the season with four goals in the 5-0 win over Watford on Saturday – the most ever for a player in their first Reds season.

Klopp said that Salah’s form at previous club Roma, where he played slightly behind a tall frontman, was not as prolific saying:

“He played more on the wing in Rome for example where he had a very dominant striker in Edin Dzeko.

“Nobody could know (that he could play as a striker). We learned it step by step. We didn’t know exactly that he’s (capable) of playing in the center. He’s had games.

It’s normal when you’re 1-0 up and you leave him in the center with the counter-attack.

“We will not treat him like, ‘You don’t have to train, Mo – just come on Saturday for the game and we’ll see you there at Anfield or whatever’.

“He doesn’t want that. He’s exactly in the moment of his career but he knows there is a lot for him to come. He wants to learn and he wants to improve.

“When did we realize he could play in the center? It was early. Without consistency, we couldn’t know but in the pre-season, we knew.”

While Salah drew plaudits for his goals, the Liverpool winger also prompted applause from several team-mates and an appreciative Klopp on the touchline for tracking back to prevent a Watford attack during the first half.

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