Egypt winger Salah joins Roma on season-long loan

Chelsea have confirmed that winger Mohamed Salah will spend next season on loan with AS Roma.


Roma finally announced Mohamed Salah has joined from Chelsea despite Fiorentina threatening legal action. “I think we have to give everything to win the title or some other trophies this season – that would be the most important thing for us”, Salah revealed to the club’s official website.

He scored twice in 19 appearances before joining Roma’s rivals Fiorentina on loan in February, where he scored nine times in 26 games.

His performances in Serie A in the second half of the 2014-15 season ensured there was no shortage of interested parties, however, with his agent recently confirming to a move to Roma was in place, pending the results of a medical.

The Viola were under the impression that they had agreed a deal with Chelsea that would see Salah remain at the Artemio Franchi for the 2015-16 with the option to buy next year. “One of the biggest clubs in the world”.


The announcement puts an end to one of the window’s longest running transfer sagas, although many Giallorossi fans had already begun celebrating after their new signing had suggested at a move all week on his Twitter account. “Everybody will do their best to make the fans happy”, he said.

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