Report: Swansea City tracking C.D. Guadalajara defender Carlos Salcedo

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The 22-year-old centre-back has played five times for Mexico since earning his international debut last year.

Swansea City are weighing up a move for C.D. Guadalajara’s highly-rated centre-back Carlos Salcedo, according to Yahoo Sports.

Salcedo, 22, originally joined Guadalajara from Real Salt Lake in January 2015 after spending two seasons in MLS and has since established himself as one of the most promising defenders in Liga MX, making 50 total appearances for the club along with helping them win the 2015 Apertura.

The 6ft 2in stopper has also broken into the Mexico national team in the process, earning five caps since being handed his debut in April 2015, and there are now suggestions that he could be set for a move to Europe as soon as this summer.

Yahoo Sports names Swansea and Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin as two potential suitors for the former MLS star, but it remains to be seen what kind of fee Guadalajara would demand for his services.

With his physically, pace and composure on the ball, Salcedo certainly has all the traits needed to succeed in Europe and showed at the Copa America last summer that can hold his own against elite competition, even at such a tender age.

Widely expected to be part of Mexico’s squad at the Olympics in August, there will likely be some scouts from top clubs keeping a close watch on his performances if a move has failed to materalise at that stage.

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