Spurs linked to their Europa League nemesis Mohamed Salah

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The Chelsea winger, who has been on loan at Fiorentina for the last few months, could make the switch across London.

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has been linked with making a loan move to Tottenham next season, having been the bane of the club in European competition in recent years.

The Sun on Sunday have reported, via Teamtalk, that Spurs are considering the speedster, with the Standard also covering the story, and a quick look at his history against the North Londoners makes it clear as to why Spurs would rather he was on their side than against them.

It's not the first time he's been linked to White Hart Lane either, with the Mail mentioning him as a possible signing just last month.

Salah has played a major role in two of Tottenham's recent Europa League exits, so signing him, even if it was on loan, would at least guarantee that he wouldn't be able to trouble them in next season's tournament.

The Egyptian was involved for Basel in 2013 when the Swiss side defeated Spurs on penalties in the quarter finals. The winger utilised his tremendous pace and trickery in both ties, scoring in the second leg of what ended up a 4-4 aggregate score. Spurs went out on penalties that year to Salah and his teammates.

Fast forward two years, and Salah, now on loan at Fiorentina from Chelsea, again destroyed Tottenham's back line, with the Italian side winning the last 32 match 3-1. Salah scored the second goal in a 2-0 second leg win in Florence, and shone in the rest of his spell, reaching a total of 9 strikes in half a season.

It is uncertain if Chelsea would sanction a move that might strengthen one of their rivals, but seeing as though the 22-year-old would be able to do damage against the other sides in the league, but unable to feature against the Blues, they might just see the benefit of such a switch.

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