Roma boss admits he sold Mohamed Salah too cheaply

Roma boss admits he sold Mohamed Salah too cheaply

The Egyptian has quickly established himself as one of the Premier League's best players since arriving at Anfield, becoming the second-fastest player in Liverpool's history to reach 30 goals, second only to George Allan.

'When I arrived, the Liverpool offer for Salah was €32m plus €3m in bonuses.

Roma chief Monchi has spoken of selling Mohamed Salah to Liverpool last summer.

Roma at the time needed to make a major sale by the end of May in order to ensure they remained Financial Fair Play compliant, so to not sell Salah-or some other major part of their squad-early in the transfer window would have put them at risk of being punished by UEFA.

'At the end of the day, we could reach €50m with bonuses, but at that moment we had to sell and that was an important option'.

The Egyptian worldwide returned to the Premier League in the summer after spending two seasons in Italy with Roma. The Neymar and Kylian Mbappé transfers changed the market, but at that moment it was necessary that we sell.

His incredible form has left some Roma fans feeling short-changed and, although Monchi admits they could have maybe got more money out of Liverpool, he insists the Italian club had little choice but to sell. In my years at Sevilla, people counted the trophies and those are so far missing at Roma. We have to build a club that doesn't just win, but does so consistently over time.

"I accept all of that, but ask them for a little faith".