Barcelona legend Rivaldo names ‘game changer’ Mohamed Salah as the Premier League star his former club should sign this summer
- Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals for Liverpool this season
- Former Barcelona forward Rivaldo wants his old club to sign the Egyptian
- Rivaldo believes Salah can reach same heights as Barca hero Lionel Messi
- Rivaldo was speaking at Betfair’s #UltimateElClasicocampaign
Brazilian icon Rivaldo would choose to sign Liverpool ‘game changer’ Mohamed Salah for Barcelona this summer and even claims the Egyptian is close to reaching the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Salah scored a record 32 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season while helping steer Jurgen Klopp‘s side to the Champions League final and former Barca forward Rivaldo would like to see the Egyptian magician at the Nou Camp this summer.
When asked which Premier League player Barcelona should sign before next season, Rivaldo told Sportsmail: ‘Salah. He’s a great player. He is a game changer.’
Mohamed Salah has scored 32 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season
Rivaldo, who made 157 appearances during a five-year spell at Barcelona, also believes the former Chelsea man is capable of reaching the same dizzy heights as counterparts Ronaldo and Messi, but will find it more difficult due to the competitiveness of the Premier League.
He continued: ‘If he isn’t there, he’s close, but he needs to keep it up, like they do. I hope he does that as well, in other championships, that it’s not just a one championship thing.
‘He has to keep what Ronaldo and Messi kept for 10 years – he’s very close now. He’ll face more difficulties as the Premier League is harder than the Spanish Championship.’
Brazilian icon Rivaldo made 157 appearances during a five-year spell at Barcelona
Rivaldo was speaking at Betfair’s #UltimateElClasicocampaign alongside Barca legend Deco
To celebrate their Ultimate El Clásico campaign, Betfair gave fans the opportunity to win a VIP experience, which included a Camp Nou tour, tickets to El Clásico and an exclusive training session at Barcelona’s training ground with club legends and Betfair ambassadors, Rivaldo and Deco. View the full event video here.