According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Ham boss David Moyes is interested in signing Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu this summer, but he could face competition from Manchester United, Everton and Southampton.
The Scot will undoubtedly be looking to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
And the same can be said of Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park and Saints chief Ralph Hasenhuttl at St Mary’s.
El Desmarque reported last month that Newcastle want to sign the talented youngster as well.
Angelo Ogbonna has been a rock for West Ham this season. But he recently turned 32. Winston Reid and Fabian Balbuena, meanwhile, face uncertain futures in east London.
Salisu is highly rated, and would surely be a useful addition for the Hammers. But it certainly won’t be easy to beat Manchester United, Everton and Southampton to the Ghana born ace.
The Daily Mail claims that the 21-year-old centre-back has a £10.8 million release clause. And in this day and age, that would represent excellent value for money for whichever club wins the race for his signature.
In 31 La Liga outings for Valladolid this season, Salisu has racked up one goal and one assist (Who Scored).
During those appearances, the Ghanaian has averaged 1.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, five clearances and 0.8 blocks per game. He has also won an average of 2.5 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Salisu is a big, commanding and powerful centre-back.
He has all of the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League, what with its ferocious tempo and robust nature.
And if West Ham can find a way to beat the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Southampton to the Vallodolid ace’s signature for just £10.8 million, it could end up being a real coup for the east London outfit.