SportsTalk December 18 Mourinho accepted an exclusive interview with The obi one podcast, in which he talked about Salah and De Bruyne leaving Chelsea.
Mourinho said: To be honest, they left because they wanted to leave, and they left because they didn’t want to wait. Time has proven that they made the right choice as they have had careers like theirs and achieved high standards. But sometimes kids make decisions like this. Because they can’t wait or they don’t have the patience to calm down and wait for the right time, sometimes their careers go in the wrong direction.
When people say I asked Salah to leave, the truth is exactly the opposite, I bought Salah. I was the one who said “buy Salah”, he was going from Basel to Liverpool, and I made a war to get him to join Chelsea.
The next part is that as a Chelsea player, you need to perform well, otherwise you have to wait. He didn’t want to wait and wanted to go out on loan and then at some point Chelsea decided to sell and he went to Fiorentina and Roma. It’s not my decision, I mean if he feels he needs to play every minute of every game, let him go out on loan.
Salah 2014 In 2016, he joined Chelsea from Basel for 16.5 million euros. Then in 2015, he was loaned out to Florence and Roma twice.