BBC Sport discusses with the City Centre Arsenal podcast who Mo Salah is the most underrated player in Premier League history.
“If I were scoring goals for a big club, and this was a free transfer, and (the offer was) three or four million, yes, then I would have grabbed this opportunity,” Nasser al-Khelaifi, owner of French club Paris St-Germain, tells John Robinson on City Centre Arsenal.
And, this coming Saturday – after five goals against West Ham on Saturday – there is no question of Salah’s ability to play in Paris.
Salah’s £34m move from Liverpool to a club with a budget of more than £500m is considered a bargain by football business gurus.
How much has he under-performed his price tag?
Despite netting 16 goals in 17 games in his debut season, Salah moved for £34m – but so far the Egyptian has not even scored enough to make the top 10 Premier League goal scorers of the last decade.
Behind Alan Shearer on 20, Salah is 10th in the ‘league’s top strikers’ list.
A Chelsea fan who uses the word ‘hando’ in much of his writing, former Hoops winger and current pundit Chris Sutton acknowledges his ex-Chelsea team-mate’s impressive scoring record.
“He’s got great pace, he’s got the best goal record, he’s a really fit player and he’s very clever,” Sutton told BBC Sport.
But, the 49-year-old said it is not just goals that make up a footballer’s value.
Salah was second top scorer in England’s top four leagues in 2016-17 before he joined Liverpool in a club-record £34m move from Roma in 2017.
“Jurgen Klopp’s now on that record after one season,” Sutton added.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner saw the potential of Salah, but a clause in his contract allows Salah to leave Liverpool on a free transfer.
“Salah didn’t even want to be at Roma. He came to England because of Klopp and he loved it,” Werner says.
“I was really impressed. It’s a pleasure to watch him play.”