MOHAMED SALAH has been urged to join Barcelona over Real Madrid if he wants to become one of the world's best players, according to Samuel Eto'o.
The Egyptian refused to commit his future to Anfield when asked after scoring in the 2-0 Champions League final triumph over Spurs.
The 27-year-old's heroics in Madrid capped sparked rumours of a permanent return to the Spanish capital but Eto'o has urged him to snub Los Blancos.
The 39-year-old, who spent five years at the Nou Camp after being taken on as a youth player by Real, told BBC Sport: "Barcelona would be a better fit.
"Real gave me the opportunity to leave Africa but I know Barcelona's style and I think it would be better for him."
"If he has the chance to play in the best league of the world, which is the Spanish one, he has to sign for Barcelona.
"Mo has everything to be one of the best players in the world."
If he has the chance to play in the best league of the world, which is the Spanish one, he has to sign for BarcelonaSamuel Eto'o on Mo Salah
Juventus are also thought to be in the frame to snatch Salah from Jurgen Klopp this summer, after Madrid tried to land him to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Chelsea star is said to have rejected the advances of both European giants at this stage, content to stay at Liverpoool for a title challenge next season.
The Spanish press claim Real were quoted £175million for the Liverpool forward who has hit 71 goals and 21 assists at Anfield since his move from Roma.
This follows speculative reports in April that claimed the ex Basel youngster was close to slapping in a transfer request after a row with Klopp.
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SunSport revealed earlier this month that Salah was one of four Liverpool stars included in the world's most expensive XI.
The Golden Boot winner, who was said to be worth £195m, according to data from CIES Football Observatory, was the second most pricey player after Kylian Mbappe.
Salah was joined in the eye-watering £1.5billion super-team by teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk, as well as ex-Red Raheem Sterling.