Steve McManaman can’t see why the Egyptian would want to leave the Premier League, which he considers is home”the top teams in Europe” right now.
Mohamed Salah will not be packing his bags and heading to the exits at Anfield this summer, according to Steve McManaman, who does not feel the Liverpool ahead will be tempted by possible moves to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Salah is now enjoying another superb season with the Reds, playing an essential role in their continuing Champions League defence and Premier League title bid.
The 27-year-old has struck 19 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions, including 15 in the top flight, as he continues to chase down a third consecutive Golden Boot.
The Egyptian worldwide has established himself as one of the greatest attacking players in world football during his time on Merseyside, attracting attention from lots of high-profile potential suitors from the procedure.
Madrid have been connected with Salah on many occasions over the last year but McManaman sees no reason why he’d be interested in swapping the Premier League for La Liga presently.
“I see his future at Liverpool to be honest,” the former Reds midfielder said in his most recent column for HorseRacing.net.
“Regarding this entire aura about Real Madrid and Barcelona, I believe players are always connected with them since they were both regarded as the best sides in the world back in the day. The best sides are currently in the Premier League.
“Four or five years ago everyone was saying’Real Madrid, Real Madrid, Real Madrid’ since they were winning things and they and Barcelona were winning the Champions League every year.
“The top teams in Europe are in England, so I do not know the premise of why you will need to visit La Liga at the moment.”
McManaman went on to state his belief that Spanish football is on the brink of entering into a”transitional period”, with a variety of La Liga’s top celebrities approaching the latter stages of their careers.
“Unless Real Madrid sign four or five major players in the not too distant future, then they are going to play second fiddle to the Premier League sides,” he added.
“The exact same applies to Barcelona. Lionel Messi Will retire in the next few years and Real Madrid will Shed Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema. They are all in their thirties and there is going to be a true transitional phase happening in Spain during the next few years.
“We are beginning to see the decrease in the best Spanish sides before this transitional period. In my view, the future of celebrity footballers belongs in England.”