Salah’s friends deny rumors he will leave the English club if Israeli player Moanes Dabour, the second highest scorer in Europa League, joins it.
Rabat – Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has reportedly threatened to leave Liverpool if the club recruits Israeli football player Moanes Dabour, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Salah’s inner circle, however, have denied the report, saying Salah is focused on football and is not concerned by whoever Liverpool may be talking to ahead of the January transfer window.
Jerusalem Post later removed the story from its website.
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Dabour, 26, is currently playing for Red Bull Salzburg. The Israeli Arab scored 12 goals in the 2018 Europa League, making him the most prolific scorer this year. He follows Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the overall best scorers list.
Dabour plays for the Israeli national football team as a striker. His brother, Anas Dabour, is currently playing as a midfielder for Lod city’s local club, Hapoel Bnei Lod FC.
One of Salah’s family members, Mahmoud Fayez, who is also an assistant coach of the Uzbek football team, tweeted in defense of Mohamed Salah that Salah was above all “a professional player [who] should be left alone to play and shouldn’t be overburdened.” In 2014, Salah reportedly refused to shake hands with the footballers of the Maccabi Tel Aviv club in a game with Salah’s former team FC Basel.