Liverpool’s Egyptian star Mo Salah could be the latest ‘Galactico’ to join Real Madrid’s legion of stars under Zinedine Zidane, according to former Manchester United veteran and football pundit Gary Neville.

Salah has been the focal point of Liverpool’s resurgence as a major European force under Jurgen Klopp. His career in red has seen him claim an extraordinary 90 goals in just 140 appearances across all competitions in less than three seasons at Anfield, a goal scoring tally which has seen him become one of the hottest properties in world football.

Now it seems the Egyptian star could be a big-money transfer target for Real Madrid. Los Blancos emptied their coffers last summer to secure the services of Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard, though the Belgian’s impact has been restricted by injury, with an ankle problem set to keep him out of action until next season.

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The rumored summer departure of Gareth Bale will leave space in the Real Madrid ranks for another ‘Galactico,’ and former United star and Sky Sports pundit Neville says Salah may well be the man to fill that space in Real’s lineup.

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“I said 18 months ago I thought Mo Salah would leave Liverpool,” said Neville this week.

“I think it’s a little bit more simple in the sense of why Liverpool fans maybe don’t demonstrate that love for Salah, and it’s affinity and loyalty.

“I think there’s a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he’ll go to Barcelona, he’ll take the big move.

“That’s not a criticism of Mo Salah. I played with David Beckham, I played with Ruud van Nistelrooy, played with Cristiano Ronaldo, they wanted to aspire to win the Ballon d’Or, they wanted to be at Real Madrid, they wanted to be up in lights and play at the biggest clubs in the world.”