Mohammed Salisu contract talks hit brick wall opening door for Newcastle United, Manchester United & Everton

Talks to extend the Real Valladolid contract of highly-rated Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu have reportedly stalled.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 6:00 am
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29: Mohammed Salisu of Valladolid is challenged by Anssumane Fati of FC Barcelona during the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on October 29, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29: Mohammed Salisu of Valladolid is challenged by Anssumane Fati of FC Barcelona during the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on October 29, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

And that news has put the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester United and Everton on high alert.

Newcastle, along with the likes of Everton, Norwich City and Schalke, have all scouted the player in recent months, as per reports.

“Salisu feels the love of the club because we have signed three contracts in thirteen months,” said Valladolid director Miguel Angel Gomez to the Spanish media.

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“He knows that he is an important player and that we would like to proceed with the renewal. But today, we are at a standstill.”

Manchester United have reportedly jumped to the front of the queue when it comes to signing the 20-year-old central defender.

The Red Devils are said to have the “inside track” due to Juan Mata’s father representing the player.