Date: 21st March 2015 at 8:56pm
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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella believes that on-loan Chelsea sensation Mohamad Salah is as gifted as Lionel Messi in some aspects of his game.

The 22-year-old winger has proven an instant hit in Italy after scoring six times in his first 10 games following a January departure from Stamford Bridge.

Salah offered further substance to the theory that Jose Mourinho may regret letting him go after the jet-heeled Egyptian produced a couple of stunning solo runs in Thursday’s Europa League win over Roma.

He joined La Viola on loan until the end of the season Рwith the option to extend it by a further 12 months Рin the deal that saw Juan Cuadrado join Chelsea for £26 million.

And Montella says that he got the better of both deals, likening the in-form Salah to Barcelona superstar Messi.

“For now, we have benefited. We knew the superb characteristics of the player, but we did not expect him to have such an impact on Italian football,” he told Italian TV station Mediaset Premium.

“Perhaps only Messi is faster than him with the ball at one’s feet.”

Does Salah have a future in West London? Let us know below.

 

8 responses to “Vincenzo Montella gushes over Messi-esque Mohamad Salah”

  1. kunle aboderin says:

    Everybody knows how good salah is but, the chance he did not get under mourinho is the main issue chelsea management has to look into.

  2. Tefera Feyissa says:

    salah is superub pls morino return him back because he is replacing hazard when injury and give him time to play. pls morino you have to rotate players

  3. shoab says:

    Jose you obce sold robben now he is worlds best player.You cant play defence football always .you see you cant beat even 10 man of psg.we cannot always depend hazard .we need another pacy winger on other side.salah can replace willianWillian doesnt score or attack.See match against psg.Salah threatened juventus and roma both are best defenders at back

  4. sanni Gaphsan says:

    jose plz don’t let dis guy go cos u are missing a lot n u no dat u no hw good d guy was so give him a chance.

  5. Durellar says:

    I wish could see Mourinho one-on-one and talk to him. Players like Salah, Atsu, Machcrean and even Lucas Piazon are not to be chipped out on loan because they are of great quality and can be a solid back up or replacement to the likes of Hazard, Fabregas, and even Oscar when they are tired or week.

  6. Durellar says:

    I wish could see Mourinho one-on-one and talk to him. Players like Salah, Atsu, Machcrean and even Lucas Piazon are not to be chipped out on loan because they are of great quality and can be a solid back up or replacement to the likes of Hazard, Fabregas, and even Oscar when they are tired or weak.

  7. nelseon says:

    @ durrela i love ur coment.
    mou haz nt giving salah chance @ all, he cant be playing defensive football all d time. PSG was dwn wit 10 men stil we culd nt beet dem. sm times i ask if mou is d tru coach for chelsa???

  8. Jeremiah says:

    Hope jose admit e made a gr8 mistake! salah 4 cuadrado is clearly a rubish. did any1 even tink dis juan is beta dan our moses or schurle ,kevin? anyway, stat provs it al. may b salah was a black skin an juan not.