The Serie A giants AS Roma sporting director Monchi has revealed why Giallorossi had to sell Mohamed Salah to Liverpool the previous summer.
Salah had joined the Anfield outfit from AS Roma last summer for a fee of €42 million and has been a huge success there since.
He was the EPL’s highest goalscorer ahead of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and is also in the shortlist for the FIFA Player of the Year award.
Former Sevilla sporting director was recently talking to the second largest printed daily newspaper El Mundo about the sale of Mohamed and he revealed that the club was forced to sell the Egyptian star.
Monchi said: “The sale of Salah was inevitable: to get back to the parameters of the Financial Fair Play we had to recover as much as possible.
“Otherwise we risked a penalty from UEFA: we did not sell only Momo, also sold Rudiger, Mario Rui and Paredes .”
This season, Mohamed has appeared six times in the Premier League for the Reds, netting twice and helping them be at the top of the charts in the division.