Possible reason why Ghanaian youngster Mohammed Salisu will struggle under Diego Simeone
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Possible reason why Ghanaian youngster Mohammed Salisu will struggle under Diego Simeone

Ghana international Mohammed Salisu is set to have his work cut out for him if he were to make a switch to Atletico Madrid, a team he has been heavily linked with.

However, despite being linked with a move to Wanda Metropolitano, reports claim that most young defenders who have played under Diego Simeone have failed to make an impact and it is believed that the same feat may fall on Salisu.

Toby Alderweireld can be used as the ideal example following his move to Atletico Madrid from Ajax; despite his efforts, the competition proved stiff with the likes of Joao Miranda and Diego Godin.

Rayo Vallecano's Emiliano Velazquez only managed to make a few preseason appearances and it became difficult to make an impact; the same for FC Famalicao's Nehuen Perez and Deportivo de la Coruna's Francisco Montero.

Jose Gimenez is one of the few players who has won the faith of Simeone but that came after plentiful hard work and the departure of Miranda respectively.

It is yet to be seen what will be of the Ghanaian youngster, perhaps he will have better fortune under Cholo, that is if his club Real Valladolid are will to sell their star player.

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