Lawyer Bassem Wahba seeking compensation
Egyptian lawyer Bassem Wahba has filed a €1 billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos for the challenge which injured Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final. The lawyer is keen to press ahead with the lawsuit, confirming his intention on Egyptian television.
Lawyer Bassem Wahba accused Ramos of deliberately injuring Salah and inflicting “physical and psychological harm” upon Egypt and the nation’s favourite player and said he was seeking damages of more than €1 billion.
“Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions,” he claimed on the Sada El-Balad channel.
“I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.”
During the first half of Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool, Ramos hauled Salah to the ground leaving the Egyptian clutching his shoulder. Salah tried to continue but he was forced off in tears with suspected ligament damage in his shoulder.
Later it was confirmed that Salah had suffered a sprain of the shoulder ligaments. While there is not a confirmed timescale of his recovery, it has been implied that Mo will be able to play in two months time, well after the World Cup matches.
Mo still remains to be confident about his recovery, as he sees himself to be a ‘fighter’, and will be able to defy the odds and play in Russia. However, lawyer Bassem Wahba is insistent on securing the lawsuit;
“I’ll ask for compensation, which could exceed €1 billion, for the physical and psychological harm that Ramos gave Salah and the Egyptian people,” Wahba announced.
Mohamed Salah is now on his way to Spain to seek treatment for his injury. He is set to begin rehabilitation. According to an EFA statement, Salah will be accompanied by Liverpool’s medical staff “for the duration of the treatment period”, having “started his rehabilitation on Sunday”.