Chelsea’s latest and last signing (for the January transfer window), Mohamed Salah has been given the jersey no 15 shirt. The former Basel winger who was signed for a reported fee of £11m played against Chelsea four times last year and scored three times. Jose Mourinho has lavished praises on the 21 year-old player adding that he likes the fact that he can play the same way Chelsea attacking players do, “which is players with adaptability, to play right, left or behind the striker.”
“He’s young, he’s fast, he’s creative, he’s enthusiastic. When we analysed him he looks the kind of humble personality on the pitch, ready to work for the team and to work and to adapt himself to a new life. We think with him and André Schürrle, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian we will be fine. We lose an experienced top player like Juan Mata but we bring in a young player with great potential.
The Portuguese continued, “Willian did that transition from his previous world to the top world of football. Hopefully, if Salah comes, he can do the same. He has some experience in Europe, the Europa League, Champions League, so he’s not a naive boy arriving in the jungle. Hopefully he comes and hopefully with the talented players we have around in the same positions we all can develop together.”