Premier League strugglers QPR are looking to give Mohamed Salah the perfect opportunity to show Jose Mourinho and Chelsea what they’re missing, with the player having been frozen out at Stamford Bridge.
That’s according to the Daily Star, who claim that the young winger is eager to be given a chance in the Premier League following his switch from FC Basel in 2014. It’s believed Harry Redknapp is keen to introduce Salah to his fold as he looks to ensure QPR’ survival in the Premier League, having already landed Mauro Zarate on loan.
Despite being one of the most exciting attackers in the Champions League last season, prior to his January switch to west London, Salah has been unable to break into Mourinho’s first-team plans.
The likes of Eden Hazard, Willian, Oscar and Andre Schurrle are currently standing between him and the Blues starting XI and as such the only way for him to guarantee himself game-time is to seek pastures new.
Salah's route to the top
The general understanding is that the 22-year-old would move on a temporary basis, on the proviso that he can work his way up the Chelsea ladder by impressing on his travels. Thibaut Courtois was able to engineer a route to the starting XI by this method, virtue of his loan spell with Atletico Madrid, and Romelu Lukaku also threatened to do so, only to be sold in a surprise move by Mourinho this summer.
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So far this term Salah has featured just three times for the Blues, and none of those appearances have been as a starter. In Redknapp’s R’s though it’s likely he would be given freedom to express his talent, and in doing so could go some way to helping the London-based outfit secure survival.
Premier League standings
At the moment Chelsea and QPR sit at opposite ends of the Premier League table, with Salah’s parent club occupying top spot in the division and his would-be new side barely keeping their noses above the relegation zone.
Though the Loftus Road club don’t lack funds to add to their squad this month fans will have painful memories of the expensive season that saw them relegated in 2013, and the board will be oh so keen to stop history repeating itself.