Southampton have completed the £10.9million signing of Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid.
The Ghanaian centre-back has agreed a four-year deal at St Mary’s, becoming the club’s second summer arrival after Kyle Walker-Peters made the permanent switch from Tottenham.
Ralph Hasenhuttl hailed the 21-year-old Salisu as a defender of rich promise, with Saints continuing their rebuilding after selling midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Tottenham for £20m.
Salisu moved to Valladolid from Ghana in 2017, quickly establishing himself as a first-team regular. Now Saints boss Hasenhuttl expects him to shine in the Premier League.
“This is an important signing for us, Mohammed is a player who fits our profile well,” said Southampton manager Hasenhuttl.
“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.