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Mohamed Salah excited about Chelsea move

Mohamed Salah is excited about his move to Chelsea.

Chelsea signed the 21-year-old Egypt international from Swiss club Basel this week as a replacement for Juan Mata following the Spain playmaker's move to Manchester United.

"This is different because not many Arab people have played in Europe for the big teams and maybe many people there will now follow me," Salah said.

"From Egypt maybe nobody went to a high step yet so this is different. Going to Chelsea is fantastic for anyone and I hope I can play here always and have a good career."

Salah was this week named the Swiss Football League Player of the Year by a panel of managers, captains and journalists and was voted by fans as their favourite player.

He was also the choice of his peers last month as the recipient of the Swiss Golden Player award.

"It has been a very good year because this is the first year of me playing in Europe," said Salah who scored for Basel against Chelsea in two Champions League group matches earlier this season.

"It is very difficult for any player playing in Europe but now in this second year I am playing at Chelsea. It is not easy playing for Chelsea - we have very good players playing in my position but I will do my work hard and we will see."

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