Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will leave Anfield and make a switch to Real Madrid, according to Egypt legend Mido.
The former Chelsea flop returned to the Premier League when he signed for the Merseyside club from AS Roma in the summer. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a good start to his life with Jurgen Klopp's side.
Salah scored a brace in the Reds' latest 3-0 win over Southampton. He has now 14 goals in 18 matches played for Liverpool in all competitions this term. Anfield legend Robbie Fowler scored eight goals in 12 Premier League appearances in 1993.
The Egyptian international surpassed the ex-England striker's record with his second goal against Southampton. That also saw him become an all-time Egyptian scorer in Europe with 79 goals, breaking Mido's earlier record of 78 goals.
Mido, who played for Marseille and Tottenham Hotspur in the past hailed Salah's mentality. He also backed him to play at the top level for "many years," and suggested he will "soon join" the Champions League winners.
"Congratulations to @22mosalah on becoming the most Egyptian to Score goals in Europe and still got plenty to come!!remember when the Liverpool fans made fun of me when I said 3 years ago that Salah is 10 times better thn Sterling..well now they know I was right !!keep going son!!" Mido tweeted.
"@22mosalah got the mentality to keep playing at the top level for many years and this is what we were all Egyptians r missing when we had the chance to play in Europe..I believe that Salah will not stay for long at @LFC !!soon he will be gone to @realmadriden #HalaMadrid," he added.
The Daily Mail reported Liverpool signed Salah for £34m ($45.1m) from Roma earlier in the summer. According to a report from the CIES Football Observatory, the Egyptian forward's switch to Anfield was named as the best bargain of the summer transfer window.
They use an algorithm to calculate the gap between a player's scientifically estimated value and the fee they were signed for. The study claims Salah's worth to be €69.4m (£61.5m, $81.5m) and was sold for €19.4m (£17.2m, $22.4m) less than his scientifically estimated value.