After months of anticipation, it has been confirmed that Ghana youngster Mohammed Salisu has signed for Southampton for £10.9 million from Real Valladolid.
The deal will keep the 21-year-old at the club for four years.
The news was confirmed on the Saints website.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl believes Salisu will be a great asset to the team.
“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.”
Mohammed Salisu trusts that the Premier League club will help him develop his talent.
“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.”
Salisu made 32 appearances for Valladolid and his solid style of defending helped the La Liga club finish in 13th.
By Sakyibea Ofori|Contributor|Ghana