Date: 14th February 2020 at 7:30am
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Plenty of Newcastle United fans have reacted to the latest rumours linking them to centre-back Mohammed Salisu.

The young defender plays for Real Valladolid in the La Liga, and he has been attracting a lot of interest this season after featuring in every single game this campaign.

Unfortunately for the Magpies, Spanish outlet AS – the website in which the rumours came from – have reported that there are some other big clubs knocking at Valladolid’s door.

Allegedly, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Manchester United are all also wanting the player, which could leave the club in a tricky situation.

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According to AS, the player has a release clause of just €12m, meaning that he will definitely be affordable for United, but also affordable for every other club that is wanting him.

Fan account @NUFC360 tweeted about the rumours, to which many fans replied.

When you assess his statistics, it is no surprise why Steve Bruce’s side might want him.

He leads the stats defensively for clearances per game (5.2), more blocks per game (0.8) and has had the least amount of dribbles past him (0.5) out of the whole Valladolid team, per the WhoScored website.

The 20-year-old would undoubtedly be a great signing for the team, but fighting off competition from other teams is likely to be their biggest hurdle.

 
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