Bayern Chief hails Mohamed Salah as ‘Messi of Africa’

(L-R) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
(L-R) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

One of the brightest superstars of world football at the moment is none other than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. The ex-Chelsea man has really proved to the world that he is one of the best players playing the game and will certainly go down as a legend in Merseyside. Bayern Munich’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, recently heaped praises on the Egyptian, calling him the Messi of Africa.

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Lionel Messi is arguably the best footballer in the world, having won the most number of Ballon d’Ors. Any sort of comparison to the legend is a great achievement in itself.

However, Salah has really shown the world that he can go head to head against the best. The winger was a late bloomer and he never made much of an impact during his first run at the Premier League. However, with Liverpool, the player has won the Golden boot twice, the league once and the UEFA Champions League once as well.

In an interview with ON Time Sports, the Bayern CEO talked about the 28-year-old and said,

"“In my opinion, Salah is the Messi of Africa and of course he has the skills to play for the best teams in the world, What he [Salah] has achieved can be compared to what Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo did with Barcelona and Real Madrid.”Source Goal"

He however said that there are no plans to sign the Egyptian although it would be an absolute honor to have him at the club. While stats-wise, Salah does not even come close to Messi, he has no doubt impacted the club in a similar way to how Messi impacted Barcelona. He has been linked with a move away from the Reds but no strong links have been made yet.

On the other hand, there is a very good chance that Messi could be on his way out of Barcelona. The legend had already tried to leave before last year and has entered the last five months of his contract. He could leave for free at the end of the season and Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the two clubs who are tipped to pick up the player.

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