Salah spent two season with the Giallorossi earlier in his career, from 2015 to 2017. During his time in Italy, the Egyptian forward scored 34 goals and provided 22 assists in 83 appearances, earning a €42m move to Liverpool in July 2017, where he’d rise to prominence as one of the best players in the Premier League.
Speaking on Egyptian TV, Totti highlighted his strong relationship with Salah and how the Liverpool star is one of the best players in the world.
“Salah is one of the ten best players in the world and I have a relationship with him that goes beyond football. Messi and Ronaldo remain. They are two different players, Messi is more technical, Ronaldo is more of a team man.”
The Roma legend expressed his confusion over football’s highest individual honour, the Ballon d’Or.
“Honestly, in 30 years of my career, I’ve never understood how the Ballon d’Or is won, whether it’s a team or an individual award.”
He suggested that Salah would be worth hundreds of millions, due to both his talent and work ethic.
“Salah before being a great player, is an exceptional guy, humble, polite and always available. With us he had had a great season, I knew that if he went to a team like Liverpool he would become even stronger.
“If I were the president of a team I would pay at least €200 million for him.”
Finally, Totti revealed how private Salah was during his time with Roma.
“We didn’t have many stories together, he led a life of his own. He would train and go home to his wife.”