French Giants Marseille and AS Monaco Battle to Sign Mohammed Salisu

French Giants Marseille and AS Monaco Battle to Sign Mohammed Salisu

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:23 PM
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  • Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu has emerged as a target for Marseille and Monaco
  • The Black Stars centre-back has been tipped to replace Bennoit Badiashile at Monaco
  • Salisu is enjoying a good campaign with Southampton in the English Premier League

Black Stars defender, Mohammed Salisu is attracting interest from French clubs AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille in the winter transfer window.

The 23-year-old Southampton man could make a move to Ligue 1, as both clubs seek to strengthen their teams for the rest of the campaign.

Mohammed Salisu, Ghana, Southampton, Marseille, AS Monaco
Mohammed Salisu has emerged as a transfer target for Marseille and AS Monaco. Credit: @SouthamptonFC
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According to Jeunes Footeux, Monaco wants the Ghanaian as a replacement for Benoit Badiashile, who joined Chelsea in January in a €40-million deal.

Meanwhile, Southampton will not allow one of their prized assets to leave for cheap, particularly due to his outstanding displays in the English Premier League.

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Salisu was also one of Ghana's standout performers at the World Cup in Qatar, scoring in the 3-2 win against South Korea.

This season, the defender has racked up 22 appearances across all competitions for the Saints, and was rock solid as Southampton defeated Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

Salisu joined Southamption in the summer of 2020 from Spanish outfit, Real Valladolid and has gradually become a key figure for the club, Sky Sports reported.

The Ghanaian left for Europ in 2017 after being scouted by the La Liga club.

Salisu rejoins Southampton

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Black Stars defender, Salisu made a quick return to club duties following Ghana's World Cup exit.

The 22-year-old resumed training with Southampton, as the Saints began mid-season preparations for the return of the English Premier League.

Salisu was one of Ghana's stars at the World Cup despite group stage elimination, with the centre-back scoring in the 3-2 victory against South Korea.

Southampton praises Mohammed Salisu

Southampton has reacted to the performance of Ghana defender Salisu, after he netted his first World Cup goal in the victory over South Korea.

The Southampton centre-back opened the scoring for the West African nation, who secured a 3-2 victory after a thrilling contest at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

A brace from Mohammed Kudus - despite a double from South Korea's Cho Gue-sung - ensured the Black Stars climbed to second position in Group H.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.