- Jul 15, 2012
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.