Atletico Madrid He can move for 12m euros
As much as the focus at Atletico Madrid this week is on their Champions League tie against Liverpool and their push for another top four finish, the directors at the club are also planning for next season and one player they’re seriously looking at is Mohammed Salisu.
Even though he has only been a starter at Real Valladolid for half a season, the centre-back has been very impressive this campaign and has been at the heart of a defence that has conceded just 27 goals from 24 matches, the sixth-best record in LaLiga Santander.
His lack of experience is a significant factor that has to be taken into consideration, but Atletico Madrid know that this is a potentially excellent market opportunity given the 20-year-old’s release clause is just 12 million euros.
Other top clubs are also circling and this could lead Los Rojiblancos to pull the trigger sooner rather than later, like they did with the similarly raw Joao Felix last summer.
Valencia and Getafe were also interested in the winter market, but Salisu decided to stay for the rest of the season.
He is believed to be keen on the idea of moving to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, so a summer transfer could be on the cards.