The former Real Madrid president thinks the interest between the club and Mohamed Salah is mutual but doubts Madrid's financial capabilities...

Real Madrid is interested in signing Mohamed Salah but would struggle to afford the Liverpool striker, according to former club president Ramon Calderon. As a reminder, Mohamed Salah opened the door to a possible transfer to the residents of the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season.

The Egyptian striker still has two years left on his contract with the Reds and, although Calderon believes the English will be reluctant to sell their star, he expects Madrid to test a move to enlist him. "He's a great player and a goalscorer. He helped Liverpool by doing his best, but I don't think they will let him go. It is expected that if they thought about it, they would only let him go for a lot of money," the former White House president told ON Time Sports.

"I don't think they have the financial means"

"Salah is being courted, of course, by Real Madrid, but Liverpool would ask for a lot of money and, if this deal were to be concluded, it would be crucial. Salah is a great player with fantastic potential, and any club wants to acquire such talents, but for Real Madrid, I don't think they have the financial means."

On top of the world three years ago, Real Madrid has struggled to shine again on the continental scale since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus Turin in 2018. The Portuguese had become the top scorer in the club's history during his nine years in the Spanish capital, carrying the team on his shoulders.

Mohamed Salah would bring much-needed extra firepower alongside Karim Benzema, who recently turned 33, and he could also help get the most out of troubled winger Eden Hazard. Because the two men know each other, having played together at Chelsea between 2014 and 2016.

Despite ongoing speculation about his future, Mohamed Salah has been more prolific than ever for the Reds in a turbulent 2020-2021 season. The 28-year-old has scored 24 goals in 36 games to date, including 17 in the Premier League. Liverpool may be out of the title race, but Salah continues to shine.