Everton looking to raid Premier League rivals for 24-year-old centre-back

Mohammed Salisu of Southampton is reportedly a transfer target for Everton, according to a Football Insider report.

As relays the FFC, Southampton is currently at the bottom of the Premier League and is expected to lose several key players, including Salisu, in the summer. The 24-year-old defender is unlikely to want to play in the Championship and will look to remain in the top flight. Everton is ready to offer him an exit route, and Salisu could cost around £20 million.

Everton has struggled defensively this season, conceding 53 goals in the league. Signing Salisu would be a significant step towards improving their defense. The 24-year-old has the potential to thrive in the Premier League, and joining Everton could be the ideal next stage in his career.

As Everton battles to retain their status as a Premier League club for next season, they will be aiming to end the season on a high note. As for Salisu, he is only 24 years old and could continue to improve with coaching and game time. In the long run, if the 24-year-old is able to realize his potential with Everton, the £20 million fee paid for him could be a smart investment.