Jose Mourinho popularly known as the “special one” will surely have second thoughts about his decision to let Mohamed Salah leave the club to Fiorentina on loan.
Salah dubbed the “Egyptian Messi” left his Swiss club Basel FC in 2014 to sign for Chelsea after he rejected offers from Liverpool and Tottenham in other to join Mourinho’s side.
But since his arrival Salah struggled to adapt to English football and particularly Jose Mourinho’s style of play. He made 19 appearances for the London club scoring just 2 goals.
The 22-year-old fell down the pecking order after failing to impress and was left to the bench. He then agreed with his manager [Mourinho] to go on loan to find first team football.
Chelsea were interested in signing Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado but the Italian club were only willing to sell the Colombian if Salah was included as part of the deal.
Salah was used as a bargaining tool for Juan Cuadrado to go in the opposite direction for £23.3m, rising to £27m with bonuses.
But since his arrival at Fiorentina, the Egyptian is in the form of his life scoring 6 goals in 7 appearances for the Viola. He recently condemned Juventus to their first home defeat in 48 matches when he made a dazzling run from his own half then beautifully curled the ball into the net.
Salah is sending a “you shouldn’t have let me go” message to Chelsea with his superb goalscoring form that even his Chelsea team mates Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba tweeted: Salah is ‘on fire’.
Allsoccerplanet checked Salah’s goalscoring stat at previous clubs compared to Chelsea and discovered that Chelsea must have been a very bad move for the so called ‘Egyptian Messi’.
SALAH’S SCORING RECORD
BASEL: 67 appearances, 13 goals.
CHELSEA: 19 appearances, two goals.
FIORENTINA: Seven appearances, six goals.
EGYPT: 35 appearances, 20 goals.
Do you think Salah still has a chance in Chelsea if he eventually returns?