The French side is ready to pay the defender’s buyout clause of 12 million euros. And hopes to seduce him into the club before Los Colchoneros can make their move.

A promising defender Salisu

It is reported that Rennes in the race ahead of Atletico Madrid to sign a promising Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid. The French side is ready to pay the defender’s buyout clause of 12 million euros. And hopes to seduce him into the club before Los Colchoneros can make their move. Reports in France are convinced that the contract to take Mohammed to Rennes is as good as done and that he will perform in Ligue 1 starting from the 2020/21 campaign onwards. It must also be remembered that at this point, Rennes can offer the player guaranteed Champions League football. Hitting the third place in Ligue 1, when the season was brought to a premature end.

Mohammed sees his future outside of Valladolid

In LaLiga Santander, Diego Simeone’s team is outside the Champions League qualifying spots. So cannot offer any guarantees to potential transfer goals. In recent weeks, Real Valladolid has received information that Salisu sees his future away from the club. But his attitude has been called exemplary because he wants to show respect to the club, which gave him a chance in Spain. The last conversation between Athletico and Real Valladolid forced them willing to go to 11 million euros. But the Premier League clubs have no interest.