Mohamed Salah’s former FC Basel teammate Mohamed El-Nenny has been speaking about the Chelsea winger and what his future may hold.
El-Nenny was speaking exclusively to website Kingfut.com about the Swiss side’s progress into the Champions League knock-out stages at Liverpool’s expensive, but the 22-year-old was also asked about his fellow Egyptian Salah.
Chelsea signed Salah back in January for a reported £11million, after he scored three times against the Blues while playing for Basel.
The Egyptian international was also attracting strong interest from Liverpool but Chelsea got their man, much to the frustration of Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers. But since then things have not gone according to plan for the 22-year-old.
Salah made 11 appearances for Chelsea in his first season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process. But this campaign has seen a downward turn, with the winger playing for just 12 minutes in the Premier League and making just six appearances in total.
When asked about his countryman, El-Nenny is quoted as saying, “Let me tell you something; everyone keeps saying things but no one knows where the truth is but Salah.
“The truth is not available to us but who knows maybe they are telling him that he’s an important player in the club and maybe they’re telling him that he needs to go.
“Even when I talk to Salah, he tells me that he doesn’t know what his future may hold.”
Given his age and his talent Salah could still become a big star at Chelsea, but when you consider how little he has featured this season, and with the strength in depth at Stamford Bridge, it would be no surprise if he left for a side where his talent can be showcased regularly.