According to reports in Spain, Newcastle are showing interest in Real Valladolid star Mohammed Salisu after discovering a €12m (£10m) release clause in his contract.
This comes from Pucela Fichajes – an outlet that specialises in all things Real Valladolid – who also claim that the 20-year-old defender has received interest from Sevilla, Schalke and Everton.
Salisu, who stands 6ft 3′ tall, has been one of the breakthrough talents in La Liga this season, helping his side up to 13th in the Spanish top flight, however you have to wonder if another centre-back is really needed at Newcastle.
The fact he’s young, highly-rated and has a relatively cheap release clause means he seems to fit our buying policy perfectly, but we already have SIX capable central defenders on our books.
That said, we don’t have many ‘ones for the future’, with Jamaal Lascelles being our only first-team option who’s 26 or below.
He could be one to watch, although you’d think he won’t be at Real Valladolid long if he continues to impress in La Liga with a £10m buyout clause.