Southampton’s summer signing, Mohammed Salisu, is in line to make his debut in Monday’s Premier League meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion, the club’s manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed.
The Ghanaian defender joined the Saints on a four-year deal from La Liga side Real Valladolid in August 2020 but has had to bide his time to make an appearance for his new club due to a combination of injury and lack of match fitness.
“Ingsy [Danny Ings] and Reddy [Nathan Redmond] are starting to train now and this week will be part of the sessions and then we will have a look how competitive they are,” Hasenhuttl said.
“Sali [Salisu] is also a step further forward in his development, so we have a few more alternatives in the future and this is good.”
Although Salisu completed his transfer to Southampton in August, he joined the club’s pre-season training in the week of their Premier League opener in September.
The Saints have not done badly without the 21-year-old so far as they have overcome a poor start to the campaign to climb to a current sixth position on the league standings.
He caught the eye of Southampton with a run of fine performances for Valladolid, also consequently attracting offers from French side Stade Rennais and reportedly from Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.
In what was his first and only season of senior professional football, the centre-back made 31 league appearances involving 30 starts and one goal for the White and Violets.
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