Mohammed Salah...

Snarfalicious

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2012
Messages
11,230

Tottenham scouts ran the rule over FC Basle forward Mohamed Salah during the Swiss team's Europa League tie against Chelsea.

The lightning-quick Egyptian impressed over both legs of their Europa League quarter final and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is contemplating a move this summer.

But Salah wasn't on top form on Thursday night against Rafa Benitez's side and was taken off in the 78th minute.

Salah, 20, who won Most Promising African Talent last year, has already attracted attention from Bundesliga clubs with his speed and poise on the ball.

The only flaw has been his finishing with Basle coach Murat Yakin admitting: 'If Mohamed could score as well, he would not be here any more.'

Tottenham will take that into account with Basle looking for £10million for a player who has scored six times in 33 games.


Just posted by the Daily Mail/Fail.

I know it's a lame link, but it's a point of discussion and if we were ever going to be interested, after what he did to us, we probably would be now.

 

Barry Mead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2013
Messages
3,083
I would hope we evaluate players a lot longer than just on games against us. As I recall Gomes caught our eye when he played against us and I think we rushed a decision on that because we allowed his games to over impress us

I can't say I watch Swiss football to say this player is bad but though against us he looked quick and dangerous it doesn't look as though he has really set that league alight
 

$hoguN

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2005
Messages
21,991
I didn't think he was as good as everyone made out when we played them
 

$hoguN

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2005
Messages
21,991
If you are right and quite possibly you are, what does that say about Beni as a defensive full back?
It says a lot about how poorly we dealt with their front three, that goes from BAE to the CBs, Naughton, Parker and our wingers.
 

nicdic

Official SC Padre
Admin
Joined
May 8, 2005
Messages
40,735
He's fast, that's it. He has a terrible touch and no composure. Would rather have Townsend.
 

freeeki

Arsehole.
Joined
Aug 5, 2008
Messages
5,054
6 goals in 33 games isn't really what we're looking for. We don't need to be spending £10m on a player who is more Clint Dempsey than Clint Dempsey.
 

robbiedee

Mama said knock you out
Joined
Jul 6, 2012
Messages
2,387
I read a quote somewhere from the coach that went along the lines of "if he could finish, he wouldn't be playing for FC Basel" which suggests he's not very good in front of goal.

He's all pace...as nicdic says above.

I'd pass.
 

groovybmb

New Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2012
Messages
4
I read a quote somewhere from the coach that went along the lines of "if he could finish, he wouldn't be playing for FC Basel" which suggests he's not very good in front of goal.
You mean the quote in the first post on this thread? ;)

I mean, you aren't lying. You did read it somewhere... here.
 

robbiedee

Mama said knock you out
Joined
Jul 6, 2012
Messages
2,387
You mean the quote in the first post on this thread? ;)

I mean, you aren't lying. You did read it somewhere... here.

Grrrrrrrrrrr...I would have got away with it if it weren't for you meddling kids.

You're all a bunch of bastards!!!!:whistle:
 

Misfit

Magnificent bastard.
Joined
May 7, 2006
Messages
18,380
He's fast, that's it. He has a terrible touch and no composure. Would rather have Townsend.
Just about to post this. Would be a decent wide forward in a front 3 but I'd rather go with Townsend, for a number of reasons, but also because I think his upside is better tbh.
 

Hoddle&Waddle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Messages
6,508
Not quite up to what we should be looking to bring in at this time. Worth keeping tabs on him over the next few years though.
 

am_yisrael_chai

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2006
Messages
6,409
If we are looking at anyone from Basel it should be Stocker, a much better player than Salah
 
Top