Mohamed Elneny followed in the footsteps of Mohamed Salah, when we transferred him from Arab Constructors to FC Basel just 6 months after Salah had made the same move. He made an instant impact, with an impressive debut in the Europa League just a few days after his arrival in January 2013. In season 2013/14, Elneny played the second most minutes of any player in the FC Basel squad.
There are currently few central midfield players of the same age with a comparative level of experience. Elneny has over 40 caps for Egypt, has played numerous Champions League and Europa League matches (including strong performances vs Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool), and has won been a Swiss league champion twice with FC Basel till 2014. He is now one of the hottest midfield prospects for the leading European teams for Summer 2015.