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Sports News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020


'This may be his window to leave'- Juan Mata's father on client Salisu Mohammed

Ghana international Mohammed Salisu Ghana international Mohammed Salisu

Agent of Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu, Juan Mata Snr says this could be his client's golden opportunity to make a move to a bigger club.

Salisu has been on the radar of some top European clubs, including English giants Manchester United.

The 21-year old Real Valladolid star is also a target for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

Having excelled in his breakthrough season with the La Liga outfit, Salisu can leave for €12 million.

"Salisu is another very young African discovery. This year he has been a sensation in La Liga because at only 20 years old, 1.90m, left-footed, and playing centre back in this division is not easy," Mata Snr told Vip Deportivo.

"The truth is that I think this may be his window [to leave], because interests have arisen from many clubs, and he deserves it."

Salisu joined Valladolid from Nsawan based Academy African Talent for just €50,000, and has since fought his way into the starting line up of the club.

Real Valladolid Sporting Director Angel Gomez is not surprised by interest from other clubs for the Ghanaian.

"Salisu came as a youth. I was at the African academy and we bought him for €50,000," he said.

"Many teams and foreign clubs come to see him every weekend. He is a pure talent.

"It’s normal that there are so many people following him because he has a brutal potential. In addition to genetics, he has a high capacity to learn. ‘It’s no wonder what is moving around him."