Manchester United are set to enter the race to sign Real Valladolid youngster Mohammed Salisu, as questions over Victor Lindelof’s ability persist.
The Swedish centre-back, who signed a contract extending his deal to 2024, has been the favoured man to partner club captain Harry Maguire under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign, but club chiefs are still unconvinced.
The Old Trafford side want to add competition for Lindelof this summer, and they are already making contact with Real Valladolid over Salisu, according to ESPN.
The Ghanaian has a £10.4m release clause in his deal with the Spanish side, making his summer departure almost certain.
Real Madrid are also interested in the 20-year-old, but with Salisu being represented by Juan Mata’s father the English club have a natural in.
Salisu has enjoyed an incredible breakout season with the LaLiga side, only making his league debut for the first-team on the opening day of the season after playing for Valladolid’s reserves last term.
He hasn’t missed a game since, and despite languishing four points above relegation in 15th, Valladolid have conceded the least goals in the bottom-half thanks to Salisu’s performances.
Mata Snr has said of the talent: ‘‘The truth is that I think this may be his window to leave, because interests have arisen from many clubs, and he deserves it.’