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Salah could miss the start of next season for the Olympics

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Mohamed Salah is in line to be part of the Egyptian 2020 Olympic team, which would mean he could miss the start of next season.

Mohamed Salah could well be one of Egypt’s three over 23 players for this summers Olympics.

The Olympics will take place in July and August of this summer in Tokyo Japan. The Egyptian U23 national team is one of 14 teams taking part.

As per the Olympic rules, the team is a U23 team, however, there are also three players that are above that age limit permitted too.

In an interview with ON Sport, Egypt’s Under-23 head coach Shawky Gharib wants Salah in Tokyo.

He said:

“Out of the three senior players we’ll call up, Salah is the only one we’re settled on so far.

“He’s simply one of the top three players in the world.”

All that remains is to let Liverpool know and get the OK from the Premier League champions-elect.

He added: 

“Nobody from the Olympic national team technical staff contacted Mohamed Salah to talk about it.”

“We left it with [head of the Interim Committee for Football Affairs in Egypt] Amr El-Ganainy, who should contact the player.”

“Honestly, Salah’s participation with us seems to be very hard.”

“If he accepts, he will need to put in a big effort to persuade Liverpool.”