Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah ready to take on Tottenham Hotspur this week

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The Chelsea winger is currently on loan at Europa League opponents Fiorentina.

Last January Chelsea beat off Premier League competition to sign the impressive Egyptian attacker Mohamed Salah. The player had been shining in European competition for the past couple of seasons with FC Basel and it looked like a solid move for the player.

One of the teams they beat to his signature was reportedly Tottenham. It was reported by The Mirror toward the end of 2013 that Tottenham were keen on the player - but in the end he headed to Chelsea for what was a rather unproductive year.

He featured just 13 times in the Premier League during that time period, mostly as a substitute. With Chelsea signing Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, the club decided to send Salah in the opposite direction.

He has already proven a hit in Florence. He scored yesterday against Sassuolo and also bagged an assist in the game, he is certainly enjoying life in his new surroundings.

Now he has his eyes set on Tottenham. Fiorentina take on Spurs in the Europa League this Thursday and Salah will be hoping to cause the London club a few problems. He said to Goal about the game:

"I am really happy with my first goal. This goal will be a big boost for me in the coming matches.

"I am happy with this victory and we will continue work hard to achieve our targets.

"Now, we focus on the next game, against Tottenham in the Europa League."

Tottenham and Fiorentina are considered two of the favourites in the competition, but one of them will be exiting at this early stage of the competition.

Salah will be hoping to have a bigger impact in London this week than he ever did in a year at Chelsea.

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