Mohamed Salah has been on fire for Liverpool this season and the Egyptian has been tipped by many to win the Ballon d’Or. While Liverpool fans are over the moon with the forward’s performances but the Chelsea fans are fuming with anger.
Salah who played for Chelsea when he first came to England was sold off by then Blues manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese did not see a future for the forward at Stamford Bridge and chose to sell him off to AS Roma in 2016.
But now that Mo Salah has turned into a world beater the Chelsea fans are pointing fingers at Mourinho and many have claimed that the current United boss no longer has the ability to recognize a great talent.
Jose has now come out and revealed that it was not his decision to sell Mo Salah but rather it was his decision to buy him from FC Basel back in 2014.
Mourinho told ESPN Brazil: “It is the first time that I am going to say this, but it is another injustice that has been talked about me,
“People say that I was the one that sold Salah and it is the opposite.
“I bought Salah.
“It is the opposite. I was the one that bought Salah. I was the one that told Chelsea to buy Salah. It was with me in charge that Salah came to Chelsea. But he came as a young kid, physically he was not ready, mentally he was not ready, socially and culturally he was lost and everything was tough for him.
“We decided to put him on loan and he asked for that as well. He wanted to play more minutes, to mature, he wanted to go and we sent him on loan to Fiorentina, and at Fiorentina, he started to mature.
“Chelsea decided to sell him, OK?
“And when they say that I was the one that sold him it is a lie. I bought him. I agreed to send him on loan, I thought it was necessary, I thought that Chelsea had wingers… Some of them are still there like Willian, [Eden] Hazard and all those players already in a different level.
“So the decision to send him on loan was a decision we made collectively, but after that, the decision to sell him and to use that money to buy another player wasn’t mine. But even if it was, in football we make mistakes a lot of times, so many times some players develop in way we were not expecting, some other don’t reach another level like we thought they would, so I don’t even think this is a mistake, it is just part of the job.
“But effectively I did buy Salah, I didn’t sell Salah, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that he is a fantastic player, and I am really happy for everything that is happening for him and especially because he scores against everyone and he didn’t score against us in two games.”