Zinedine Zidane has lauded Mohamed Salah as a great player, following his exploits this season with Liverpool.
The Egypt international has impressed with Liverpool, repaying their faith in him, as the most expensive player at the club.
Madrid did not reinforce their attack in the off season, and have been credited with an interest in Salah.
And, asked by an Egyptian journalist at the Club World Cup about the 25-year-old, Zidane said: “Salah is a great player, [he has] shown that at Roma, now Liverpool.
“He is still young, improving all the time. I don’t talk much about other players, but he is a player I rate a lot.”