Newcastle United face Premier League competition for defensive target

Manchester United have reportedly entered the race to sign Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 12:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 12:12 pm
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 24: Mohammed Salisu of Real Valladolid and Anuar of Real Valladolid celebrate after drawing during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Valladolid CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 24, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 24: Mohammed Salisu of Real Valladolid and Anuar of Real Valladolid celebrate after drawing during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Valladolid CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 24, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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

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But according to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils have jumped to the front of the queue when it comes to signing the 20-year-old central defender.

They report Manchester United have the “inside track” due to Juan Mata’s father representing the Ghanaian player.