Egyptian star Mohamed Salah – dubbed the ‘Egyptian Messi’ – is set for a £7million move to Liverpool this January.
The Daily Star report that Liverpool are confident of completing the move for the 21-year-old winger, who plays with Basel and scored for the Swiss side in both the home and away ties against Chelsea in the Champions League.
Salah has scored 17 goals in 26 games for his country. Liverpool’s need to replenish their ranks in order to maintain a title bid, and after the major success of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho from last January’s transfer period, looking to cheaper, versatile players who can make an impact would particularly being an automatic starter in the team.
It was believed Tottenham were also interested in the player, but Liverpool are favourites to bring him to England.