Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits it would be an ‘honour’ to sign Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and has described the forward as ‘The Messi of Africa’.
Salah has established himself as one of the best players in world football since moving to Merseyside three-and-a-half years ago, with the Egyptian international the leading scorer in the Premier League this season and seeking a third Golden Boot in just four campaigns.
The 28-year-old’s goals have helped the Reds win the Champions League and Premier League over the past two campaigns, whilst he is now just nine goals short of becoming just the second African player to score a century of goals in England’s top tier.
Salah’s exploits have seen him become the first Liverpool player in more than three decades to score 20+ goals in four consecutive campaigns and his achievements have not gone unnoticed on the continent, Rummenigge lavishing praise on the star who he believes can be compared to the game’s greats.
“In my opinion, Salah is the Messi of Africa and of course he has the skills to play for the best teams in the world,” Rummenigge told ON Time Sports.
“What he [Salah] has achieved can be compared to what Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo did with Barcelona and Real Madrid.”
Rummenigge admitted that Bayern do not currently have any plans to prise Salah from Anfield, though insists it would be an ‘honour’ to sign the Egyptian for the Bundesliga champions.
“At the moment we don’t plan on signing Salah, but certainly it would be an honour to have him.”