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French Giants AS Monaco Announce Signing of Ghana Defender Mohammed Salisu
- Mohammed Salisu has joined French giants AS Monaco
- The Black Stars centre-back joins the Ligue 1 side from Southampton
- Salisu has signed a long-term deal with AS Monaco
Ghana defender, Mohammed Salisu has completed his move to French club AS Monaco.
The 24-year-old signed a five-year deal to join the Ligue 1 giants from English outfit Southampton in the summer transfer window.
Monaco announced the signing of the defender after completing all paperwork on Tuesday.
"AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of central defender Mohammed Salisu from Southampton Football Club. The Ghanaian international, 24, has signed up for 5 seasons and is now linked with the Monegasque club until June 2028," wrote the club on their official website.
Salisu will immediately join the rest of his teammates as preparations begin ahead of the new season.
"Hi, Mohammed Salisu here. I am looking forward to play in front of you. Can't wait to see you," said the defender in a video message to the fans.
The Black Stars centre-back leaves England after three seasons at Saint Mary's, where he became a key player for Southampton.
In his final season with the club, injuries hampered his campaign, forcing him to miss the majority of games.
Salisu undergoes medical in France
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Salisu was set for a medical at AS Monaco after agreeing to join the French giants from English side Southampton.
The 23-year-old travelled to France on Sunday ahead of a move reportedly worth £17m.
Salisu, who joined the Saints in the summer of 2020 from Spanish outfit Real Valladolid, had a year left on his current deal, but decided to make a move to France following the club's demotion.
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Antonio names Salisu toughest opponent
West Ham United striker, Michail Antonio has disclosed that Ghana and Southampton centre-back, Mohammed Salisu is the toughest player he has faced in the English Premier League.
Antonio is regarded as one of the strongest players to defend against in the English top-flight.
However, he always finds it difficult playing against Salisu when West Ham engage Southampton. The last time the two sides met, the game ended in a 1-1 draw, with the Black Stars defender nullifying the Jamaican.