On November 18th, we relayed news from the Spanish media that Everton and Newcastle United have joined other European clubs in expressing their interest in Mohammed Salisu.

The 20-year-old has become a ‘revelation’ at Real Valladolid and has a €12m buyout clause in his contract.

El Diario De Valladolid claims Manchester United, Norwich City and Southampton have joined the Toffees and Magpies, along with other clubs from the continent in following the centre-back.

He is managed by Juan Mata’s father and Valladolid attempts to extend the defender’s contract have so far been unsuccessful.

There is a queue for the Ghanaian and it’s thought English football will suit his style. The Red Devils have watched the player in action ‘the most’, but the other clubs have also sent emissaries to Estadio José Zorrilla.

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The report adds those around Salisu, including the player himself, are aware the defender’s long-term future will be elsewhere.

Valladolid are also aware it will be difficult to retain him beyond this season. Even if they receive multiple bids, it will be Salisu who will decided his next destination depending on the sporting project and financial offers he will receive.

If Manchester United are keen on landing Salisu, they could take help of Mata and his father to beat competition from other clubs for the transfer.