Spurs cult hero 'advised' club to sign Salah, issues fresh transfer advice

A former Tottenham Hotspur striker claims he campaigned for the club to sign Mohamed Salah before the winger joined Chelsea in 2014.
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Former Tottenham striker Mido says he spoke with the club when Salah was at Basel FC, pleading with his former team to sign the wide-man.

The Egyptian made the claim via a post on X this morning. In the same post, he pleaded with Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy to sign another one of his compatriots, Omar Marmoush.

Spurs are said to be long-term admirers of Marmoush, whose stock continues to rise at Frankfurt where he's directly contributed to 22 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Reports in Germany suggest that the Bundesliga club are expecting bids from Spurs and a number of other Premier League sides (via Sport Witness).

While only spending 18 months in North London between 2005 and 2007 during the Martin Jol era, Mido did gain somewhat of a cult hero status among the terraces at White Hart Lane, scoring 19 times in 61 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt).

In a 2018 interview with Sky Sports' Soccer AM podcast, the player admitted that leaving the club was one of the biggest regrets of his career and outlined his ambitions to one day manage the club.

While his managerial career may not have hit the heights he was hoping for, Mido remains a vocal supporter, publicly praising the acquisition of Ange on TalkSport earlier in the season.

Clearly, he feels Marmoush can be a pivotal addition to the Australian’s system as the club looks to bolster their attacking options ahead of next year’s campaign. The Salah guy didn't turn out too bad, did he?