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Sports News of Thursday, 13 February 2020


Juan Mata’s father sounds out Manchester United on Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu

Manchester United have emerged as one of the clubs looking to sign Ghana and Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu in summer.

That is according to a report in Diario AS, which claims United have held a long-standing interest in the player. A report in Diario de Valladolid from November claimed the defender had emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United.

The player’s agent is the father of United playmaker Juan Mata and the Red Devils have been alerted to his €12m release clause – viewed as affordable, and the club have extensively scouted the 20-year-old.

The central defender’s contract at Valladolid runs through until 2022 having been penned back in May.

Everton, Newcastle and Norwich City are three other English clubs who have been linked to Salisu, who debuted for Valladolid this season after replacing Fernando Calero, who was sold to Espanyol last summer.

Valencia and Getafe are also said to be monitoring the situation.

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