Ghana and Real Valladolid central defender, Mohammed Salisu, has signed a four-year deal with English Premier side, Southampton.
Reputable Spanish Newspaper, AS, is reporting that the deal was sealed on Saturday which will see the 21-year-old move to the South Coast club in England.
The Saints wrapped up the deal by paying his twelve million Euros release clause and it is now left with Southampton to announce Salisu’s signing.
Southampton have beaten off the competition from Rennes and Atletico Madrid to secure the defender’s services for the next four years.
It could be the club are waiting for work permit issues to be ironed out or until after they have played their final game of the Premier League season today.
It is certainly an eye-catching grab from Southampton, considering the caliber of clubs who were also chasing the player this summer.
Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Stade Rennes were all said to be admirers of the 21-year-old center-back. Zinedine Zidane was reported to have been keeping tabs on the player because of his scintillating displays for Valladolid.
So, hope will be high at Southampton that Salisu might have the ability to emulate Virgil van Dijk in becoming a superstar on the south coast.
In the 19/20 season, he has played 31 matches, for a total of 2726 minutes. He has scored 1 goal and has provided 1 assist. He has won 24 tackles in total and displays a tackle success ratio of 58.54%.