Southampton Chief Executive Martin Semmens has hinted that a deal to sign Real Valladolid Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu is close to completion.
Salisu has been linked with a move to the Saints with reports coming in that the 21-year-old defender has already completed his medicals and a work permit has been granted with the only issue hampering the announcement being England’s quarantine regulations to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The young Ghanaian is a target for Saints’ boss Ralph Hasenhüttl as he looks to bolster their defence ahead of the 2020/21 season with Semmens confirming as such during an interview with BBC Radio.
“He’s a player that we have looked at for a long time – a really, really high-quality young player in Europe and one that would add something to our squad. We hope that we are lucky enough to get him. We will know more (on a move) soon I think.
“It is fair to say to everybody that he is one that we’re are looking very closely at,” he added
Salisu had an impressive 2019/2020 season with La Liga club Real Valladolid, playing 31 games and scoring a single goal for the Purple and Whites and Hasenhüttl will be looking to the youngster to help solve the club’s defensive problems which have seen the Southampton side concede 59 goals this season.