Emery Turned Down Salah While He Was PSG Manager
Unai Emery has revealed that he had the chance to sign Mohammed Salah but declined because he had doubts.
The Egyptian was a target for PSG while Emery was boss at the French club but would eventually join Liverpool.
And Emery, now with Arsenal has disclosed that doubts over the player hindered the move from happening.
Salah was at Roma then where he was beginning to revive his career after a failed spell at Chelsea.
The winger spent two seasons(first on loan) at the Italian capital before Liverpool paid £36 million for him.
Salah scored 44 times last season and finished 3rd at the FIFA the Best awards behind Modric and Ronaldo.
The talismanic forward has continued his good form for the Reds, scoring 15 times this season.
And with Liverpool set to host Arsenal in their final game this year, Emery has had his say on the player.
“We spoke about the possibility of signing Salah to Paris Saint-Germain when he was playing at Roma,” Emery said.
“We had some concerns and then he signed for Liverpool [in June 2017]. These concerns have gone.
“Now if you are speaking about the five top players in the world, one is Salah.
“Today I can say to you, if we were to sign him, we would be signing a player in the top five in the world.”
Asked specifically about his worries, Emery added:
Emery was asked what fears he had specifically, to which he answered:
“How he can take his performances into a big team, for example, PSG.”
Emery’s Arsenal will try to halt Liverpool’s unbeaten run this season in the Premier League.
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