Long-running transfer saga surrounding Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah has come to an end after the midfielder completed his loan move to the Serie A side AS Roma. According to Sky Italia, Chelsea finally agreed to let go on loan after initial few disagreements over the loan fee.
Sky Italia claims that, the official loan fee for Mohamed Salah’s move to Roma is £1.4m with an obligation to buy for £14.7m next year.
Salah had arrived in Italy last night and was scheduled to go through with his medical, however, it was still not certain whether Chelsea would let him join Roma or not. It was turning out to be a similar case like Filipe Luis, where Chelsea stalled with Atletico Madrid over the last few details of payment.
Just like Luis, Salah’s deal saw no additional payment being made to Chelsea and the Egyptian winger has finally sealed his way back to the Serie A football. With this deal, one of the longest running transfer sagas has come to an end.
Not only the duration but the sheer nature of the transfer was unlike Chelsea’s way of handling things. Salah had joined Fiorentina last season with an initial 2-year agreement, but the player refused to go back to Florence resulting in huge disagreement between Chelsea and the Serie A club.
When that issue was sorted, Roma took their time in settling over the fee. In the end, Chelsea have go their due share of money and will ship Salah and now would like to bring in able re-enforcement to their side.