The 21-year-old who has signed a four-year contract at St Mary has had an impressive 2019/2020 season with Real Valladolid, playing 31 games and scoring a single goal for the Purple and Whites.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl will be he centre-back’s signing will help to fix the club’s defensive problems which has seen Southampton concede 59 goals this season.
“This is an important signing for us. Mohammed is a player who fits our profile well. He is young and has a great amount of potential, but he is also someone who has the qualities to come in and help the team as soon as he is up to speed with our way of playing.” Ralph said of the signing
“I like what I have seen of him so far in his games with Valladolid. He is strong defensively, he is calm with the ball – something that is important in our team – and he has good speed too.”
I think he will fit in well with us and that this will be a good place for him to develop his game further. We have some good centre-backs here and this will be another strong option for us.” He further said
Mohammed Salisu also spoke after completing the deal saying “It is a very good feeling to be a Southampton player. I am very happy to be part of the club and I am looking forward to starting here.”
“Southampton is a club with a very rich history in developing young players, so it is a very good club for me to develop my skills and to learn a lot as a young player. I know that the team expects a lot from me and I’m going to try to give all I can to help the team.” He added
Salisu featured twice in the club’s Copa del Rey campaign in the 2018/19 season before becoming a regular in the 2019/20 campaign, making 32 appearances across all competitions, helping them to a notable improvement in their defensive record and also to a respectable 13th-placed finish.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com