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Southampton FC manager – Ralph Hasenhüttl has explained the reason why the Saints cashed in on Ghanaian centre-back, Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid.

According to Ralph Hasenhüttl, the Ghanaian defender will fit into the profile well at Southampton considering his potential.

“This is an important signing for us. Mohammed is a player who fits our profile well,” he told the cub website.

“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.

“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.”

Having established himself as an established force in the LaLiga, the 21-year-old Ghanaian defender completed a four year contract at St Mary’s on Wednesday.

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