- Phil Babb says Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is worth more than £100m
- Egyptian international has been in sensational form this season
- Value will have increased significantly after £34m move last summer
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After joining the club last summer, Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has enjoyed an incredible start to life on Merseyside this season.
The 25-year-old scored a brace against Tottenham on Sunday, taking his overall tally up to 28 goals in just 34 appearances in all competitions, with nine assists thrown in too.
Impressively, 21 goals and seven assists have come in 25 Premier League games, and so it’s safe to say that the Egyptian international has adapted very well and very quickly to life in England.
As per BBC Sport, Salah joined Liverpool in a £34m move from Roma last summer, and now former Reds defender Phil Babb has insisted that he’s worth more than £100m in today’s market given his form this year.
“It’s well over £100m now,” Babb told Premier League Daily on Sky Sports. “You’re not walking past kids in a park on a Sunday, he’s going past international, elite footballers like they don’t exist.
“He is one of the hottest properties in world football there is no shadow of a doubt.”
The transfer market is difficult to predict, but there is a case to support Babb’s suggestion given Philippe Coutinho moved for £142m in January, as noted by BBC Sport.
Naturally, Liverpool will be desperate to avoid losing another one of their best players if clubs come knocking in the summer, but with those kind of bids, much will depend on the will of the individual.
Nevertheless, for those who followed Salah in Italy during his spells with Roma and Fiorentina, it was easy to predict that he would do well at Liverpool as his pace, movement, eye for goal and technical quality make him perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s system and style of play to compliment what they already had in Sadio Mane.
However, it’s the level of success that he has enjoyed which is the surprise part, as he’s undoubtedly exceeded all expectations to now emerge, at least in Babb’s opinion, as one of the most valuable players in Europe.