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Report – Newcastle Still Tracking In Demand La Liga Defender


Newcastle were first linked with Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu in November when Sport Witness had a report that scouts had been out to watch the 20-year-old this season.

The 6’3″ center-back broke into the La Liga club’s first-team this season after making his debut in the Copa del Rey last term. He has been a revelation thus far for Valladolid, starting 23 times.

Salisu is now the subject of attention from several elite clubs with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid all coveting the star.

Sport Witness has a new report out this morning confirming that Newcastle are also still tracking the Ghanaian.


It is likely that Salisu will leave Valladolid this summer. He signed his current deal last season and there was a £10m release clause added to it.

The Spanish club have been trying in vain to get the defender to sign an improved deal with the clause either removed or raised to reflect his current market value.

Valladolid’s sporting director Real Angel Gomez recently talked about Salisu’s hesitation to sign a new contract with all of the interest in him:

“Salisu perceives the love of the club because we have made three contracts in thirteen months.

“He knows that he is an important player and that we would like to proceed with that renewal, but today there is a standstill.”

While a center-back may not seem like a necessity this summer, Newcastle’s youngest player at the position is captain Jamaal Lascelles at 26. So we could see a younger central defender added to the ranks.

For £10m, Salisu would be an absolute bargain. Although he is coveted by some high profile clubs so Newcastle could find it difficult to tempt the player to Tyneside.


33 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    I do worry as jail rightly pointed out months ago about the contract situation of many players over the next 6 months year and year and a half.

    Is a major rebuild about to occur?
    Are we going to offer these players a contract?
    Are we promoting from within the club now?

    I think we will see more members from the youth setup enter the first team realm going forward.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Well that’s the cheap way to do it Genji – think of the savings on transfer/agents fees and wages if we used home grown talent! That would be the fat twat’s wet dream.

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  • Jiayou! (The next MW)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    we are seeing good english youths break through all over the country as standards have improved. some of them even have other skills than pace and strength. we are even seeing good passers come through which hasnt happened since scholes or gazza. theres a few im hopeful on but after adam campbell and armstrong i wont get my hoped too high.

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    It could be a case of clearing the decks so to speak for when the takeover happens , for the influx of new players coming in .

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    I don’t mind the pain, but It’s the hope that kills me.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Jiayou! (The next MW)
    stay safe mate stay safe,
    you must really love that lady i hope she appreciates you,

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  • Genjikai

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Dubaimicky,Jaiyou
    Surely for that to succeed and to make a proper job of it the training facilities and youth academy should be upgraded.

    It just goes on and on endless cycle of nothing.

    In the factories in the north east it is driven into you continuous improvement.
    Ashley probably employs the same thought process in his factories.
    Why not continuous improvement at the toon?

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  • Jiayou! (The next MW)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #9

    its the hope keeps me going 🙂
    although i dont have much under bruce/ charnley/ and ashley. fatty, fatter, and fattest.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Genjikai
    I hope so, most of our players need replacing.
    Many are not even Premier league quality.
    Hate to say it but we’re useless, terrible to watch and millions have been wasted on flops. Not sure what the answer is. Some are blaming Bruce but there’s absolutely no difference to what it was under Rafa.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    geordietom
    its the same interview just regurgitated. he’s been in newcastle doing pr work for the ritson fight,

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Personally loving the music choices this morning.

    Here’s one that highlights British Police brutality and may be more acceptable to the night shift music gurus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASXg-9O0s9w

    Great track, horrible and largely unknown episode in recent British history. Shameful.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #13

    No new contracts offered to senior players other than Dubravka, no signings in January only loans, no shirt sponsor for next season, no kit manufacturer for next season, no denials from ANY of the major players mentioned in the Wall Street Journal.

    All of this reads like an imminent takeover to me (admittedly I could read positive signs of life in an obituary but this just feels right!)

    #HappyTurdsday

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  • Jiayou! (The next MW)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #14

    if i was chairman (assuming i.only had profits to spend) id improve facilities and bring in a dozen or so top youths like branthwaite and the rochdale kid and a few from abroad. maybe id set up academies in other places like scotland. id focus on signing improving hungry players, then with the last million left over id hire a dumb has-been championship manager known for boring football and failure.

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  • toon22

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    That list of reasons why we’re being sold could also be translated into reasons why we’re so poorly run
    Everything’s short term last minute, cheap as possible

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Jiayou! (The next MW)
    Leeds are building bridges all over the north east, looks like they can see the value here even if our lot can not,

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Hibbit …

    i know mate that’s what was on about rehash of article with a different spin as they dont have a clue …

    i just something would break one way or another but i’m staying positive mate …

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #18

    article’s*

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    tom
    i still being mathematically safe is the key to any deal.

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  • Wayayman

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #20

    All this optimism is fantastic, but with Ashley in control of our fate there’s one thing for certain; he’ll do the opposite of what (our) logic dictates because he’s a greedy, vindictive and spiteful operator when it comes to business.

    This is the man who took over HoF partly because he knew it owed millions to all of its suppliers, some of whom he then ‘bailed out’ when they were in massive trouble due to losing the money HoF owed them ie buying a large stake in Mulberrry for about the same amount that they were owed by HoF in the first place. Free money for the bloke. Say what you want about him (I do) but he’s a shrewd, callous man when it comes to his business dealings and NUFC will be no different. It’ll have to be such a good offer that even he can’t walk away from it. Otherwise, we’re stuck with the twonk.

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    all the talk about dogs through out the night , we had a yorkie ( had him from a pup ) he died 3 years ago . we decided not get another one …it does hurt when you lose them …

    still confident about the takeover…

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  • Jiayou! (The next MW)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #22

    leeds have always been good with the youths. they have that geordie lad now worth a few million. we should be in leeds stealing their youths. our system isnt too organised. were just hoping a good geordie comes through. but when they do its at other clubs half the time so we cant even do that right. great to see the longstaffs and probably woodman make it though. matty should be playing more. i said at start of season hes probably our best finisher.

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  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    RobLeenio

    Great and relevant track you posted. As you say, an indication of the way things are going in the UK.

    When they’ve castrated the Beeb and installed Murdoch’s daughter as its DG, the news’ll be less than impartial.

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  • toon22

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Next season shirt sponsor ?

    HOF

    Probably pay £1 a year for it
    The players out of contract probably wont sign a new one and nobody are willing to pay for em
    Its the usual lies

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #25

    RobLeenio – surprised that one wasn’t this one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VMpECdDFSE

    They’ve not aged too well have they.

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  • Jiayou! (The next MW)

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #26

    i agree. whose going to pay 350m when we could be worth 200m in a few months. we still have a hellish run in so were not out of danger yet

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Hibbit …

    recon you could be right makes sense . lets start with 3 points this weekend …

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #28

    is Sacriston close to Sunderland …

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  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Genji

    The night shift was interesting craic and don’t you worry about us discussing your issue – music takes a back seat when the reality of life under Ashley rears its ugly head.

    And there were no UFOs or ET experiences raised so you were priority.

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  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #30

    geordietom

    Before you hi down the Sacriston route don’t forget that there’s a lot of support for the toon in County Durham.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #31

    lesh
    are you saying the bbc is impartial know,
    i’m not just talking politics here, meaning a broad spectrum of the broad casts come a cross as weighted,

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  • geordietom

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #32

    lesh …

    i only asked a question , my granma was born in county durham . my wifes dads family originate from Pitty-Me . i have friends in Washington lots of Newcastle fans there as well as sunderland fans …

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  • JohnJ

    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #33

    hibbit

    Feb 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Comment #5

    I don’t mind the pain, but It’s the hope that kills me.

    I resemble that remark!!!

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