The continent has produced some of the greats in the game over the past few decades.
The likes of Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure have graced the best teams in the world in Europe's top leagues.
However, Elneny believes Salah is above all of them.
"We know that legends are usually when they finish their careers but when they're still playing and people look at you as a legend this is something big.
"He's a really good guy.
"Toure, because he's a midfielder I know what he's doing and I know how it's different, because it's more difficult than a striker. Strikers get the chance to score all the time and midfielders have to do so many things.
"But of course I go for Mohamed Salah!"