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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah hinted he could move to Real Madrid during an interview with Spanish press last year and rumours have been circulating that Zinedine Zidane could be plotting a summer swoop.
The ex-Chelsea attacker has fired Liverpool to great heights, winning the Premier League and Champions League titles.
His time on Merseyside could be coming to an end as Real and Barcelona are apparently interested in the Egyptian’s services.
However, Carragher feels the 28-year-old may not get his dream move to La Liga because of his age.
He feels Mane, who is also 28, would be more suitable to joining the Spanish European heavyweights.
“Mo Salah is definitely one of those players who would look at his career and maybe want Barcelona or Real Madrid on his CV,” Carragher told the Mirror.
“Some players look at their career like that. I think Eden Hazard always wanted to go to Real Madrid at some stage.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if a few years ago, when Mo Salah was mapping his career out, that is something he would like to have done.
“But I think the situation now – financially and his age – means clubs don’t have that kind of money for him.
“You are talking in excess of £100million and I think Real Madrid and Barcelona would be looking at Mbappe or Haaland or even Mane ahead of Salah now because of his age.
“Those two clubs are not flush with money and his contract still has some time to run at Liverpool.
“So I’m not fearful as a Liverpool fan that he is going to leave any time soon.”
Salah has not been in his best form this season but he is still sitting pretty as the Premier League’s top scorer.
And Carragher hopes he finds his best performance when Manchester United visit Anfield this afternoon.
“Salah has not been in great form of late – but that can be said of the whole team,” Carragher added.
“Then you look at it and he is still the top scorer in the Premier League, so you think he is due a performance and a goal.
“He doesn’t normally go this long without a goal.
“So fingers crossed for him and for Liverpool that it comes against United.”