Man Utd and Real Madrid go head-to-head to sign highly-rated African defender

By | February 13, 2020

Manchester United could reportedly go head to head with La Liga giants Real Madrid for the services of Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu during this summer’s transfer window.

The 20-year-old has broken into the Valladolid starting XI during the 2019-20 season, playing 24 games in all competitions, including 23 in La Ligas top flight.

According to AS, the Los Blancos are determined to secure the services of the Ghanian at the end of the campaign, however, the Red Devils are also interested in a summer deal and could submit an offer when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Salisu has a deal with his La Liga team until the summer of 2022, although it is alleged that there is a £10m release clause in his current contract.

The defender, who has joined Valladolid from the African Talent Football Academy back in 2017, made his debut for the White and Violets in the early stages of 2019.

The Red Devils broke the transfer record for a defender when they secured the services of Harry Maguire last summer, however, the Red Devils are reportedly still looking to improve their defence squad ahead of next season.

Atletico Madrid and Valencia are also both being credited with strong interest in Salisu.