Mohammed Salisu Feed
Saints' March 2023 international guide
When and where men's first team stars are in action.
Adams back in contention
Team news update ahead of the visit of Leicester.
Salisu's World Cup dream ends on dramatic night
Ghana come up short as Uruguay see qualification snatched away.
Salisu scores in five-goal Ghana thriller
Saints defender on target in vital World Cup win.
Video: Players look ahead to the next 12 months
Eight Southampton players sit down for a unique look into the unknown.
Salisu and Ghana dealt cruel opening defeat
Portugal come out on top in Group H opener.
Saints at the World Cup: Mohammed Salisu
We take a look at the Saints defender's chances of upsetting the odds in Qatar.
Salisu nets first Black Stars goal
A look at this week's Saints involvements on the international stage.
Video: Salisu living World Cup dream
Saints defender on facing his idol and gunning for revenge in Qatar.
Saints' November 2022 international guide
Six players are in World Cup and friendly action.
Salisu earns Ghana World Cup call
Defender becomes second Saint to be selected for football's showpiece event.
SAINTS: Salisu reveals World Cup dream
Defender reflects on international debut, and looks ahead to Qatar tournament.
Edozie strikes for Young Lions
How Saints' stars fared on international duty.
Salisu makes Ghana debut
Defender features for the first time on the international stage.
Saints' September 2022 international guide
When and where Southampton's internationals will be in action.
Bella-Kotchap earns first Germany call-up
Defender included in senior squad for first time – and could face England.
Video: Salisu highlights missed opportunities
Defender delivers Wolves assessment.
Salisu: We have to take our chances
Defender reflects on frustrating Wolves defeat.
Video: Salisu and Djenepo tackle Saint Interrogation
The African duo answer some awkward questions.
Tactical Watch: Salisu key to stopping Spurs
Sam Tighe assesses the defender's importance ahead of Tuesday's clash.
Video: From sand pitches to St Mary's
The story of Mohammed Salisu's journey to the Premier League.
SAINTS: Salisu reveals personal journey
Defender tells of his sacrifices en route to the Premier League.
Tactical Watch: Salisu's evolution
Sam Tighe highlights where the developing defender has improved.
Mohammed Salisu Saints HistoryLast updated 28 Mar 2023
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Mohammed Salisu BiographyLast updated 27 Jan 2023
Former clubs: Real Valldolid
Unlike many starts to life in professional football, Salisu’s journey to La Liga started in humble fashion in his home country.
After joining the African Talent Football Academy from fellow Ghanain outfit Barcelona Babies, Spanish scouts spotted the defender’s potential in a match that he almost failed to feature in. Unaware of the scouts’ presence, Salisu had to borrow an ill-fitting pair of boots from one of the goalkeepers in order to take to the field.
Still impressing, he joined Valladolid’s academy in the latter part of 2017, adjusting to life in Spain quickly enough to be promoted to the first-team ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
Life at Valladolid
Making two Copa del Rey appearances that season, it was the 2019/20 campaign that saw Salisu announce himself to the football world in impressive fashion.
An ever-present for Sergio González’s side, the commanding central defender played a pivotal role in helping the Spanish outfit to their highest-placed finish in 17 years.
Dubbed ‘the wall of Valladolid’ by Spanish newspaper El País, Salisu excels in one-on-one defensive situations whilst offering a physical presence standing at 6’3”, only being dribbled past 12 times in over 30 appearances last season.
Move to St Mary's
The central defender’s switch to the Premier League marks the latest step in a meteoric rise to prominence for the 21-year-old.
The defender has signed a four year contract and was the second summer signing of the 2020/21 pre-season along with Kyle Walker-Peters.