There has been much made over where Mohamed Salah will spend the 2015/16 season thus far this summer, with the player seemingly hesitant to return to Fiorentina after a massively successful loan spell. On Thursday, we've got some clarity on the situation, as Salah's agent has reportedly ruled out a return to Fiorentina, claiming that the player will join another Italian club instead:
L'agente di #Salah: "Non restiamo alla Fiorentina. Andrà in un altro club italiano questa estate"— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) July 2, 2015
Salah's agent:"We won't stay at Fiorentina. We'll join another Italian club this summer" via https://t.co/y0Jv1zTory— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) July 2, 2015
There's no word on whether Salah's next Italian home will be a temporary or permanent one, though if we're taking his agent's words at face value, it seems as if that deal has already been agreed and we should have confirmation soon. I'd just as soon have the player gone permanently, given how much of a mess this particular situation has turned into.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina is rightfully upset at the situation, having already paid Chelsea their fee to extend the loan for a second season. The player, however, supposedly has to sign off on the move as well, and has apparently decided not to do so, which has Fiorentina considering legal action. I'm not sure what they'd hope to accomplish through the courts, as the player's right to have a say in his destination is something almost certain to be upheld, but I suppose that's why I'm not a lawyer.
Silly season is never boring, is it?